Flower and Vegetable Show

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    The 2016 show took take place on Sunday 4th September

    Non-residents of the village were very welcome, either as exhibitors
    or to stock up with fresh produce in the auction.
    The show takes place annually at the start of September at Holcot Village Hall, Back Lane, Holcot, NN6 9SL.

    Results of the Flower and vegetable show 2016
    CLASS 1st 2nd 3rd
    OPEN CLASS Maureen Cooke 36 Rita Collier 33 David Ashworth 8
    FLOWERS Rita Collier 11 Heather Wilson 7 Margaret Marsden & Jan Hewson 6
    MISC Maureen Cooke 23 joint Brenda Hughes & Sheila Ashworth 8
    ALAN HUGHES CUP Heather Wilson
    MAN MADE CAKE Dave Cooke
    TEENAGE CAKE Marcus Ferguson
    GROWN IN HOLCOT Frank Hodgson 45 joint Pam & Martin Wilson and Rita Collier 17
    BEST IN SHOW Heather Wilson

    Results of 2015 Flower and Vegetable Show held on 6 September

    Class Rank Entrant Points
    OPEN 1st Maureen Cooke 37
    2nd Pam & Martin Wilson 26
    3rd Matt & Trudy 9
    FLOWERS 1st Heather Wilson 15
    2nd Maureen Cooke 6
    3rd Frank Hodgson 5
    CHILDREN UNDER 9 1st Oscar Coles 18
    2nd Isabelle Murphy 4
    3rd Isla 3
    CHILDREN 9-12 1st Hannah Freeman 20
    2nd Penny Coles 9
    3rd Finne Wilson 3
    Winner of the Children’s cup Hannah Freeman
    MISCELLANEOUS 1st Maureen Cooke 13
    2nd Brenda Hughes 12
    3rd Heather Wilson 8
    HOLCOT RESIDENTS 1st Frank Hodgson 44
    2nd Pam & Martin Wilson 20
    3rd Maureen Cooke 18
    Alan Hughes Cup – Bird of Prey Photograph Phil Scordellis
    Tony Moulds prize for Man made cake Dave Cooke
    Dave Cooke Cup for Teenage made Cake Maddie Freeman
    George Page Plate for outstanding vegetable exhibit – for his splendid cabbage Frank Hodgson
    Walter Spokes plate for outstanding floral exhibit – for perfect Gladioli Maureen Cooke
    Kate Middleton Cup for Best in Show Award Maureen Cooke
    Scarecrow competition winner Margaret Marsden & Victoria Penn-Smith



    To make it easier for EVERYONE to join in the Flower and Vegetable Show, we offer:

    (1) Access to the official books which give hints and tips to anyone who’d like to try their hand at exhibiting their produce at such shows.

    To see these books please contact Phil Scordellis (07785 347 297, or phil.scordellis@gmail.com);

    But also (2), we’ve extracted from these books some of the MAJOR HINTS & TIPS, and attached these to this web-page below.  Please click on these links.

    Fruit&VegShow exhibitors’ hints FRUIT,
    Fruit&VegShow exhibitors’ hints VEG.
    Fruit&VegShow exhibitors’ hints FLOWERS,
    Fruit&VegShow exhibitors’ hints MISCELLANEOUS

    [Disclaimers: these edited extracts are provided purely to be helpful, and without liability:
    a. Don’t forget that the judges are volunteers, and so may use their own, different, criteria to choose the winners
    b. The attached files may mention classes of produce which are not included in the Holcot schedule this year – please check the schedule when you’re deciding what to exhibit.
    c.The website editor has done his best to ensure that the attached files closely match the original words in the books, but cannot guarantee 100% accuracy!  We acknowledge the copyright of the Royal Horticultural Society and WI on the original text before we edited it.]

    Alternatively (3), if you want to buy your own copy of the latest edition of these books:

    – The RHS book is called RHS Horticultural Show Handbook;

     – The WI book is called On with the Show, and is available by sending a cheque for £10 payable to the NFWI, to Helen Neal at the NFWI Unit, Denman College, Marcham, Abingdon Oxon OX 13 6NW.

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