2021 Show News

9th November 2021 The Show AGM was held in the Pavilion Tea Room, Recreation Ground. Please click here for a brief summary of the AGM.

5th September 2021 Thanks to everyone who exhibited and attended the Show and congratulations to the winners. Photos from the Show seen on the 2021 gallery page. Thanks also to everyone who entered Class 1, the on-line class for photos of a hanging basket or planter. Entries and winners can be seen on the 2021 Class 1 gallery page.

There were reduced entry numbers and all classes were exhibited in the main hall, with a one way system in operation and lots of fresh air. Everybody seemed to enjoy the day and the committee was pleased to welcome several new entrants to the Show. The raffle did well and thanks to the local businesses who supported the Show. The Vicar, Rev Heather Leppard, presented the prizes to the winners of the adult classes and the children to loud applause.

The committee decided to keep all exhibits in the main hall and not use the stage, balcony or Frank Goddard Room as in the past. The table layout was changed with tables round the outside of the hall and a double row of tables down the length of the centre leaving plenty of room for people to socially distance whilst viewing the exhibits. For safety reasons it was decided not to have the usual refreshments, tombola or auction and the raffle format was also changed. Sanitiser was provided and entrants and visitors were encouraged to use it and to wear face masks. A board was put up outside asking anyone with Covid symptoms not to come into the hall.

The committee thanks all who attended and we all look forward to 2022.

June 2021 The WI invited the Show committee to hold a plant sale outside Lychpit Village Hall to co-incide with its summer sale. Thanks to everyone who donated and to everyone who came along to buy plants. The Show committee also made an appearance at the St Mary’s Summer Festival; thanks to everyone who came along to see our display.

February 2021 The 2021 Show Schedule is now available.

The 2021 Show Schedule is now available on-line. In these uncertain times, the committee is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will make further updates if they become necessary. Please continue to monitor the web site for any updates and above all Stay Safe.

A PDF version of the schedule can be downloaded by clicking here and more information about the 2021 Show can be found on the latest Show page.

Here are some of the changes made since the last full Show that was held in 2019:

  • Class 1 with be an on-line class with entrants invited to submit "a photo of a hanging basket or planter" via email. Photos will be posted on the gallery page after judging.
  • The vegetable section includes a class for new exhibitors - 3 different vegetables, 1 of each.
  • The subject for this year's mounted photograph is "a photograph suitable for a Christmas card". The subjects for the Basinga Photography Prize classes are "Clouds over the Parish" and "All creatures great or small"
  • The theme for the childrens 8 and under painting is "painting of a butterfly", and 9 to 15 photo classes is "An Insect".
  • The hotly contended Men and Boys Domestic class is "5 Maids of Honour tartlets".
  • After an abense of a few years, the floral arrangement section includes "An exhibit depicting Harvest Supper"
  • The drinks section includes a new class "A homemade non-alcoholic cocktail" - main ingredients to be named.
  • And in the interests of re-cycling, the handicraft section includes a class for "Something new from something old, upcycled or recycled"