Grosmont Produce and Craft Show

Grosmont and District Produce and Craft Show 2018

Another lovely village event, thanks to all taking part and helping. There were a total of 225 entries spread across all the classes. Down on the cookery, flowers and floral from last year but, surprisingly, considering the comments from various people about the difficulty with the garden, the fruit and veg sections had almost the same number of entries. The judge for this section, who is an RHS judge, commented that the standard was very good for a small show, particularly the cherry tomatoes. We were delighted that there were children’s entries this year as well as some young people entering the Novelty section.

Firstly thanks go to all entrants including new participants; overall numbers entering, 46 individuals and one group, were almost identical to last year so please keep it in the diary. It is always August bank holiday Saturday. Let’s hope for more people next year.

Thanks too for all those who sponsor the show and various classes. Without these people we would struggle to make the show cover its costs and ensure its continuation.

Thanks to all those involved in setting up and removing the show – carrying tables from and to the Town Hall and positioning them, and lifting the big trestle tables into place.

Next thanks to – all the admin team; those supplying as well as those selling the refreshments; Jenny Long for providing lunch for the judges and admin team; and all the judges.

I’m sure you will agree that the show could not go on without all these various helpers.

Lynn Hounsome, who has kept this show going for many years, presented the prizes for us.

Congratulations to the overall winners who were:

Ted Thickpenny memorial tankard (best veg in show) – retained by Linda Mintowt-Czyc

Best flower entry annual cup – Jean Cooper Smith

Best craft entry – Jane Buckels

A new award for the best cake in show, donated in memory of Mary Thomas – Jenny Juckes

The children’s shield for the most points – Eliza Gardner

The mouse and cheese made by the late Geoff Reynolds was not awarded again as there were no entrants in the class for children’s planted patio box.

The Rose bowl, donated by and now in memory of Vera Haynes, for the most points in the floral section – Jean Price

The tankard donated by the Angel for most points in the drinks section – Sue Inkin

Annual cup – most points in the domestic section – retained by Rosie Nicholls

Annual shield – most points in fruit and veg section – retained by Linda Mintowt- Czyz

I do hope the day has inspired you to think towards future years. My daughter, Steph, who gave considerable help to me, said that she feels so strongly about this show, as it was such an important part of her childhood. Please can we inspire the next group of young people to feel the same?

If you have any ideas for future classes please feel free to put them forward. Also, can I put out a personal request for any other people willing to become involved in all the organising for this event, please contact me? I would like to see the show go from strength to strength and new ideas and help will ensure this.

Karen Farr

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Saturday 25th August 2018 in Grosmont Nave

Entry Forms, Schedule and further information can be found here

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Many of you will know about this regular event held in our wonderful nave of St Nicholas Church but for those of you who are new to the area, or simply have not attended or participated in it, here is a potted explanation.

This is a fun, relaxed show open to all ages and abilities to enter. The schedule of classes and entry form will be available on the Grosmont website, as well as some copies in the Post Office. There is a small charge to enter classes and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each class are awarded. There are also several trophies to aim for with a new one this year donated in memory of Mary Thomas, who was a big supporter of the show.

Classes include Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Domestic, Home Brew, Floral arrangement and Craft as well as the ones mentioned in more detail below.

We would love to encourage new entrants. Last year we had 45 individual entrants plus two groups; let’s see if we can top that this year.

Children’s classes are open to pre-schoolers, KS1 and KS2 age groups; each child will receive a prize for entering, plus the chance to win a cash prize, and the children’s shield for the most points gained across all the classes. Sadly, last year, for the first time in the show’s history, there were no children’s entries. Let’s try and encourage our new generation in the fun of this competition; It used to be the highlight of the year for some of the now young adults. There is also a lovely Mouse and Cheese trophy, which was made by the late Geoff Reynolds and sponsored by the Gardening Club. This is presented to the child who creates and looks after the best window box, as decided by the judges (class 6B.)

With the last point in mind we have a Novelty Class which is open to all ages – to allow older children, grown up ‘children’ as well as other adults to enjoy entering these light hearted classes.

Why not get together with friends to put an entry into the Co-Operative classes? You do not have to work together throughout the year but if you find that you have a few root veg, for example, and your friends have different ones why not enter them as a group – have fun thinking of a group name.

Refreshments will be available and if you would be happy to donate a cake for this please contact Lynn Hounsome 240859. Raffle prizes would also be most welcome.

All proceeds go toward the show.

If anybody would like to sponsor any classes £1.80 covers the prize money for each class.

If you will be away but would like to enter items which can be prepared in advance please contact Karen Farr, 240078, to arrange for entries to be made on your behalf.

The only aspect we have to be strict about it that all entries must be staged and everybody out of the nave by 12 noon. There is a very tight turn around to get all the judging done by 2.15 for viewing so we ask for your cooperation in this.

Please come along and enjoy the day.

 

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