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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