East Knoyle Flower & Vegetable Show

SATURDAY 12TH AUGUST 2023

EAST KNOYLE VILLAGE HALL

In this, the year of the Coronation of our new King, Charles III, we are reminded of just what our country stands for. The ancient ceremony of crowning our Head of State is rooted in the annals of ancient history and gives our Nation a sense of continuity and certainty. The ancient traditions that our country continues to uphold include the many fetes and shows that take place during the summer months. They provide fun, entertainment, a bit of good-natured competition and, importantly, a sense of belonging.

Most of us were proud to watch the Coronation and see it as something “the British can do well”. There might be strikes; the economy might not be doing as well as it should; there are too many potholes in the road, but, so what? We can do Coronations and flower shows as well, if not better than most. However, to keep these events going we do need your active support to provide meaning and continuity. Do come to the show, either as a participant or just for an enjoyable afternoon; it might not be the Coronation but it is one of East Knoyle’s crowning events. And long may it rain – at the right time!

Bill Willmott, Chairman

Judging starts in:
Thursday Online

Online entry forms completed on the Flower & Vegetable Show website.
Online entries closes at 23:59 on Thursday 10th Aug

Friday 16:00 to 19:00 Village Hall

Exhibitors can take their entries to the Village Hall

Collection of Show Exhibitor Cards* and early show exhibits accepted.

Submission of late entries. Late entries will only be accepted if filled out using the official entry forms downloaded from HERE or available in the Village Hall on Friday.

Saturday 08:30 - 10:30 Village Hall

Collect Exhibitor Cards

Exhibitors collect official Show Exhibitor Cards and display their entries in the Village Hall.

Every exhibit must be accompanied by an official Show Exhibitor Card provided by the Show Stewards. Each card will indicate the exhibitor’s individual number and class number. Exhibitors are responsible for placing their card by their exhibit with their number uppermost.

Saturday 11:00 – 14:00 Village Hall

Judging

The Village Hall will be closed to entrants and public while Judging takes place.

14:00 Village Hall

Show opens to the public

Show opens to the public. Tea and cakes available on the lawn.

16:00 Village Hall

Raffle

Raffle drawn and presentation of prizes

16:15 Village Hall

Sale of exhibits

16:15 - Exhibits not for sale are removed.

16:30 - Sale of exhibits begins.


Important Note:

Every exhibit must be accompanied by an official Show Exhibitor Card provided by the Show Stewards. Each card will indicate the exhibitor’s individual number and class number. Exhibitors are responsible for placing their card by their exhibit with their number uppermost.

Organising Committee

Please contact any of the organising committee if you have any questions, or if you might consider volunteering to help with preparations for the show or organising on the day.

Diana Makgill

President
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Bill Willmott

Chairman
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Maxine Smallbone

Secretary
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Tom Kenyon

Treasurer
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Jo Cumberlege

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Helen Lever

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Val Morsman

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Martin Smith

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Venetia Wright

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15

Prizes and Trophies

60

Classes

14

Sponsors

6

Age groups

Prizes and Trophies

The Harry Seymour Cup
Best in Show (for the most overall points accumulated in all show categories). Donated by Mr and Mrs Seymour

The Adrian Lever Cup
Runner Up for Best in Show. Donated by Helen Lever in memory of her father

The Simon Master Cup
To the winner of the rose classes (i.e. An accumulation of points from Classes 1, 2 and 3). Donated by Mrs Master

The Douglas Morris Cup
For the best 5 stems of mixed perennials of different varieties in a vase (Class 4). Donated by the East Knoyle branch of the Royal British Legion

The Battle Trophy
For the most points accumulated in the Flower category (Classes 1 to 13). Donated by Ben and Christine Battle

The Mackain-Bremner Cup
For the best Flower Arrangement (Class 13). Donated by Dawn Mackain-Bremner

The Anthony Claydon Memorial Cup
For the exhibit judged to be the most outstanding in the Vegetable categories (Classes 14 to 28). Donated by Mrs Claydon

The 100 Yards Cup
For the exhibit judged to be the most extraordinary in the Novelty Vegetable classes (Classes 30 to 34).

The Caroline Hyde Cup
For the most points accumulated in the Home Produce category (Classes 35 to 47). Donated by Mr and Mrs Hyde

The Charlie Cumberlege Cup
For the exhibit judged to be the best jam or jelly in the Home Produce category (Classes 35 and 38). Donated by Jo Cumberlege

The Helen Lever Cup
For the best exhibit by a 3 or 4 year old (Class 48). Donated by Helen Lever

The Village Hall Shield
For the most points accumulated overall in the 5 to 9 year-old children's category (Classes 49 to 51). Donated by Friends of the Village Hall

The Garden Club Shield
For the most points accumulated overall in the 10 to 14 year-old children's category (Classes 52 to 54). Donated by members of the Garden Club

The Hunter Cup
To the winner of the photography competition. Donated by Charles and Theresa Hunter

A poster for next year's show;
A poster for next year's show; maximum A4 size, in any medium (Special Prize of 15 for the winner!)..

Certificates will be awarded as follows - for any class with more than three entrants: 1st Prize (red), 2nd Prize (blue), 3rd Prize (yellow). In addition “Highly Commended” certificates may be awarded at the judge’s discretion.

Judges - The judges will not be residents of East Knoyle.

Schedule of Classes

Flowers

Class 1:   3 roses; single blooms.

Class 2:   A bowl of mixed roses.

Class 3:   One single stemmed rose.

Class 4:   5 stems of mixed herbaceous perennials * of different varieties in a vase.

Class 5:   5 stems of mixed annuals of different varieties in a vase.

Class 6:   3 dahlias; same variety or mixed.

Class 7:   A display of sweet peas.

Class 8:   An arrangement of any type of flower in a teacup.

Class 9:   A cactus or succulent in a pot no bigger than 15cm diameter. (Must have been in the competitor's possession for a minimum of 3 months).

Class 10:   Three gladioli in a vase.

Class 11:   Sunflowers; 3 blooms.

Class 12:   A pot plant in a pot no bigger than 15cm diameter (must have been in the competitor's possession for a minimum of 3 months).

Class 13:   A flower arrangement on the theme of "Fireworks for His Majesty King Charles III", not exceeding 60cm in height or width. Bought flowers and materials may be used..

* A herbaceous perennial is a plant which dies down completely in winter. Woody plants such as hydrangeas or roses are NOT acceptable.

Vegetables

Class 14:   4 general-purpose onions not exceeding 250gms, dressed and tied with raffia.

Class 15:   4 red onions, not exceeding 250gms, dressed and tied with raffia.

Class 16:   9 shallots, not exceeding 30mm in diameter, dressed and tied with raffia.

Class 17:   3 garlic bulbs; dried, cleaned and the necks trimmed to 25mm.

Class 18:   3 carrots; any stump rooted variety, tops trimmed to 75mm.

Class 19:   5 white potatoes.

Class 20:   6 pea pods of any variety, shown on a plate.

Class 21:   3 globe beetroot, trimmed.

Class 22:   3 courgettes not exceeding 20cm in length.

Class 23:   A pair of cucumbers, ridged.

Class 24:   A pair of cucumbers, indoor.

Class 25:   6 runner bean pods.

Class 26:   6 dwarf bean pods.

Class 27:   A truss of cherry tomatoes.

Class 28:   5 standard tomatoes on a plate; leave stalks on.

Class 29:   A basket of mixed vegetables.

Novelty Vegetables

Class 30:   The heaviest marrow.

Class 31:   The longest runner bean.

Class 32:   The longest carrot, as grown with foliage intact.

Class 33:   The heaviest tomato; leave stalk on.

Class 34:   The most bizarrely shaped vegetable.

Home Produce

For Home Produce classes all ingredients MUST be listed either on the jar or on a separate piece of paper (with the exception of Classes 45 & 46).

Class 35:   Jar of jam of any fruit.

Class 36:   Jar of marmalade of any flavour.

Class 37:   A jar of lemon curd.

Class 38:   Jar of jelly, made from any fruit.

Class 39:   Jar of chutney of any flavour.

Class 40:   A sourdough loaf of bread; hand made.

Class 41:   A 2lb loaf of white bread - hand made.

Class 42:   3 cheese scones.

Class 43:   A savoury flan, approx. 20cm in diameter. Recipe inspiration: Why not try the Coronation Quiche recipe. Click here to see the recipe

Class 44:   4 cupcakes decorated with icing of any sort.

Class 45:   Gentlemen's Challenge; eight sausage rolls . View recipe

Class 46:   Technical Challenge: a 'Royal' Lemon Thyme Cake. View recipe

Class 47:   A latticed fruit tart, made from any fruit.

Children's Classes

For all children’s classes, the exhibitor’s age MUST be clearly stated on all exhibits, if necessary on a separate piece of paper placed next to the exhibit.

Ages 3 to 4

Class 48:   A drawing or painting of flowers (max. size A4).

Ages 5 to 9

Class 49:   A flower arrangement in a jam-jar.

Class 50:   A face on a plate using flowers, fruit and/or vegetables.

Class 51:   Five decorated biscuits or cookies.

Ages 10 to 14

Class 52:   Handwriting challenge: A short poem of your choice, copied out and illustrated on a sheet of paper (max. size A4).

Class 53:   A flower arrangement in a vase.

Class 54:   Six chocolate brownies.

Special Award

Ages 5 to 14

Class 55:   A poster for next year's show; maximum A4 size, in any medium (Special Prize of £15 for the winner!).
Note - to qualify for class 55, all competitors MUST have entered AT LEAST one additional class (from 49 to 54 inclusive).

Photographic Classes – Sponsored by the Clouds Partnership

Children Under 15

Class 56:   The Natural World.

Adults

Class 57:   Trees.

Class 58:   A celebration.

Class 59:   A Landscape or Seascape.

Class 60:   Animals.

Note: If you are unable to print a photo from your smartphone or tablet, please email your image to Martin Smith on martinsmith2009@live.co.uk and he will print off your photograph/s for you and ensure they are displayed at the Show. All digital entries must reach Martin by Monday 7th August and should be clearly marked with your name and the category/ies you are entering. Failure to do so may result in your photograph/s being displayed in the wrong class/es.

Our Sponsors

The organising committee are extremely grateful for the help we receive every year from local businesses and individuals. They have all given and continue to give generously, either in the form of cups or donations and sometimes both, without which we would simply not be able to run the show.

With thanks to Andrew and Emma from A S Wood Limited for designing, building and maintaining the website.