Flower and Vegetable Show

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The show takes place annually at the start of September at Holcot Village Hall, Back Lane, Holcot, NN6 9SL.

Non-residents of the parish are very welcome, either as exhibitors or to stock up with fresh produce at the auction.

The 2019 show took place on Sunday 1 September. The show schedule is here

FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW WINNING RESULTS 2019  
      Points
       
FRUIT & VEGETABLE CLASSES 1st Frank Hodgson 37
  2nd Maureen Cooke 26
  3rd Pam & Martin Wilson 19
       
FLOWERS 1st Maureen Cooke 15
  2nd Heather Wilson 11
  3rd Jan Henson 9
       
CHILDREN UNDER 7 1st Honour Wilson 8
  2nd Violet Wilson 7
  3rd Wren Wilson 6
       
CHILDREN AGE 7+ 1st Seren McGuinness 14
  2nd Ollie McGuinness 7
  3rd Georgie Collins 5
       
KITCHEN CREATIONS 1st Maureen Cooke 15
  2nd Victoria Penn-Smith 10
  2nd Margaret Marsden 10
       
Alan Hughes Cup – Garden Art   Doreen Kirk  
The Cora Mabbutt plate – jam   Maureen Cooke  
Tony Moulds prize for Man made cake   Dave Cooke  
Mrs Speakman Trophy – Arts & crafts   Rose McMahon  
Dave Cooke Cup for Teenage made Cake   Myles Collins  
George Page  Plate for best outstanding vegetable exhibit – Frank Hodgson for his cabbage  
Walter Spokes plate for most outstanding floral exhibit – Jan Henson for her English Country Garden  
       
Kate Middleton Cup for Best in Show Award   Jan Henson for her English Country Garden  

The 2018 show took place on Sunday 2 September.

FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW WINNING RESULTS 2018  
      Points
OPEN 1st Pam & Martin Wilson 17
  2nd Maureen Cooke 9
  3rd David & Sheila Ashworth 5
       
FLOWERS 1st Heather Wilson 11
  2nd Doreen Kirk 10
  3rd Maureen Cooke & Jan Henson 9
       
CHILDREN UNDER 9 1st Seren McGuinness 10
  2nd Honour Wilson 7
  3rd Violet Wilson 4
       
CHILDREN 9-12 1st Ollie McGuinness 6
  2nd    
  3rd    
       
Winner of the Children’s cup   Seren McGuinness  
       
MISCELLANEOUS 1st Maureen Cooke 27
  2nd Sheila & David Ashworth 7
  3rd Everyone else! 9
       
HOLCOT RESIDENTS 1st Maureen Cooke 42
  2nd David & Sheila Ashworth 22
  3rd Barbara Yamada 15
       
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  

The 2018 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES can be downloaded from HERE

Results of the Flower and vegetable show 2017
CLASS 1st 2nd 3rdOPEN CLASS Maureen Cooke 37 Pam & Martin Wilson 19 David Ashworth 15FLOWERS Heather Wilson 14 Maureen Cooke 11 Clodagh Elliott 3MISC Maureen Cooke 22 Brenda Hughes 16  Mrs Cull 6ALAN 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 11OUTSTANDING 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 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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