News

Sunday 8th September 2019  Thanks to everyone who exhibited and those who attended the Show and congratulations to the winners. Photos from the Show and Best In Section exhibits can be found on the gallery page.

The committee was pleased to see many new entrants and entrants returning after a gap of a few years, some of whom won prizes - well done!

Vegetable entries were a bit lower than last year but there was an increase in the number of flowers exhibited including the roses and dahlias sections. And good to see that the numbers of entries in the other sections were similar to last year.

A note for vegetable growers. The Alençon Cup is awarded to the winner of class 2 (3 types of vegetables in a box). This year there were no entries, so find a box, put some vegatables in it, display it in class 2 and you could win a cup next year. See the schedule for details.

And finally, don't forget our AGM on Tuesday 12th November. See the AGM page for details.

June 2019 - Carnival Day. Thanks to everyone who braved the weather and visited our stall at this year's carnival. We were pleased to welcome the visitors who came to buy plants or have a go on the tombola. We hope some of the plants that you purchased have will bear fruit so you can enter them in one of the many horticultural classes in the show.

June 2019 - Bea Preston. The Committee was saddened to hear of the death of our former committee member and treasurer Bea Preston. Bea joined the committee in 1983, served as treasurer for 20 years, then remained on the committee, retiring at the end of 2011. The present committee plans to include a further information on Bea’s contribution to the Show in the next Parish Newsletter.

March 2019 - The 2019 schedule is now available. As mentioned on the home page, the 2019 schedule has now been published. Paper copies are available from the usual outlets and will be delivered to those who entered the 2018 show. A downloadable version and entry form is available on the schedule page.

The advice on "Exhibiting in the Domestic Section" has also been updated - see Advice page for details.

January 2019 The Show Committee met and agreed the changes that will be made in the 2019 schedule. The schedule itself will be available in early spring in printed form, and as a download on the schedule page

Here are few highlights of the changes that will be in the 2019 schedule.

  • The domestic section includes a class for cold vegeterian soup (to be named).
  • The subject for this year's mounted photograph is "yellow". The subjects for the Basinga Photography Prize classes are "mist and/or drizzle" and "local skyline".
  • The theme for the childrens under 9s painting, and 9 to 15 photo classes is "A tree".
  • The hotly contended Men and Boys Domestic class is "A cake including a vegetable as an ingredient (to be named)".
  • After an abense of a few years, the floral arrangement section includes "An exhibit incorporating water"
  • The drinks section includes two liqueur classes "Bottle of cream based liqueur" and "Bottle of spirit based liqueur"
  • And for rose growers, the number of blooms required for 'Peace' (Madame A Meilland) is reduced to one

December 2018 The Show sponsors a tree at the St. Mary's Christmas Tree Festival.

The committee thanks those members and the "willing volunteer" who came up with the ideas and decorated the tree. Images of the show Christmas Tree can be found in the "Trees" section of the gallery page.