The show takes place annually at the start of September at Holcot Village Hall, Back Lane, Holcot, NN6 9SL.
The 2018 show took place on Sunday 2 September.
|FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW WINNING RESULTS 2018|
|OPEN||1st||Pam & Martin Wilson||17|
|3rd||David & Sheila Ashworth||5|
|3rd||Maureen Cooke & Jan Henson||9|
|CHILDREN UNDER 9||1st||Seren McGuinness||10|
|CHILDREN 9-12||1st||Ollie McGuinness||6|
|Winner of the Children’s cup||Seren McGuinness|
|2nd||Sheila & David Ashworth||7|
|HOLCOT RESIDENTS||1st||Maureen Cooke||42|
|2nd||David & Sheila Ashworth||22|
|Alan Hughes Cup||Heather Wilson – pottery|
|Tony Moulds prize for Man made cake||Dave Cooke|
|Dave Cooke Cup for Teenage made Cake||No entries|
|George Page Plate for best outstanding vegetable exhibit – Maureen Cooke for sweetcorn|
|Walter Spokes plate for most outstanding floral exhibit – Jan Henson|
|Kate Middleton Cup for Best in Show Award –||Jan Henson for “Bridge over troubled water”|
|Flag competition winner||Martin Wilson|
Non-residents of the parish are very welcome, either as exhibitors
or to stock up with fresh produce in the auction.
The 2018 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES can be downloaded from HERE
|OPEN CLASS||Maureen Cooke 37||Pam & Martin Wilson 19||David Ashworth 15|
|FLOWERS||Heather Wilson 14||Maureen Cooke 11||Clodagh Elliott 3|
|MISC||Maureen Cooke 22||Brenda Hughes 16||Mrs Cull 6|
|ALAN HUGHES CUP||Heather Wilson|
|MAN MADE CAKE||Dave Cooke|
|TEENAGE CAKE||Charlotte Ferguson|
|GROWN IN HOLCOT||Pam & Martin Wilson 27||Maureen Cooke 26||Adrian Hanrahan 11|
|OUTSTANDING VEGETABLE EXHIBIT||Adam Keightley|
|OUTSTANDING FLORAL EXHIBIT||David Ashworth|
|BEST IN SHOW||Heather Wilson|
|SCARECROW COMPETITION WINNER||Victoria Penn-Smith|
|CHILDREN U9||Honour Wilson 8||joint Violet Wilson and Georgie Collins 6|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org);
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.
[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 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.