2022 Show News

Tuesday, 8th November The AGM was held in the Pavilion Tea Room, Recreation Ground. Thanks to all of the non-committee members who came along to support the AGM. A summary of the meeting can be found on the AGM page.

Sunday September 4th 2022 saw another successful Show. Congratulations to all winners.

The lack of rain in the summer had an impact, as expected, on the vegetable classes but overall the Committee was pleased with the number of entries. The judges were impressed by the quality of all of the exhibits and their comments and suggestions will help the Committee in the preparation of the 2023 schedule.

Thanks to everyone who entered. It's your entries and your participation that make the Show. There were several new entrants this year, some of whom won prizes and/or a trophy. And we see that there are a number of budding writers in the Parish who entered poems and limericks in the new original writing Section. We will probably include similar classes again in next year's Show.

Thanks also to those who visited the Show in the afternoon, to the non Committee members who helped out on the day, to Raj from the Village Shop who presented the prizes and last but not least to all of the origanisations that sponsored the Show by advertising in the 2022 schedule or by donating prizes for the raffle. A list of those organisations can be found here.

Photos from the Show and Best In Section exhibits can be found on the 2022 Show and 2022 best in section gallery pages.

The Committee also thanks those who dontated and bought produce, refreshments, raffle or tombola tickets and those who donated and bid for auction items. Details of the money raised and of the accounts will be presented to the AGM in November.

Finally, 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.

Thanks again and we all look forward to seeing you at the 2023 Show on Sunday 3rd September.

June 2022 The WI invited the Show committee to hold a plant sale outside the Beddington Centre 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.

Forthcoming Events in June 2022 The WI has again invited the Show Committee to hold a plant sale to co-incide with its summer sale on Saturday 11th June. We will be outside the Beddington Centre from 11.00am until mid afternoon to sell plants and will have hard copy Show Schedules available for collection. Please come along to see what's on sale and also ask any questions that you may have about the Show. If you have any spare plants that you wish to donate to the sale, please bring them along or, if you are unable to attend, please contact a Committee member or email us at and we can arrange collection from you.

We are also supporting the Church Summer Festival planned for the weekend of 25th and 26th June. The festival theme is "The Queen" to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee and the Show Committee will be presenting a display titled "The Queen at Chelsea". Please look out for the exhibit when you attend the festival.

March 2022 A downloadable version of the 2022 schedule is available by clicking here and more information about the 2022 Show can be found on the 2022 Show page. Printed versions of the schedule will soon be available from the usual outlets and from committee members.

January 2022 The Show Committee has met and is preparing the 2022 schedule which should be published in early spring.

Here's a sneak preview of some of the changes that will appear in the 2022 Schedule:

  • Children aged 9 to 15: A painting or drawing in any medium "to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee"
  • Children aged 8 and under: A painting of a flower
  • A new class for a framed dahlia flower. Guidelines for preparing the exhibit can be found on the advice page .
  • A new section for Original Writing that includes 2 classes:
    • An original piece of poetry
    • An original limerick about Old Basing (5 lines)
  • The subject for this year's mounted photograph is "Optical Illusion". The subjects for the Basinga Photography Prize classes are "Down by the river" and "Taking flight"
  • The hotly contended Men and Boys Domestic class is "plate of 3 different canapes (maximum 9)".
  • The domestic section also includes a class for "a cake using vegetables and/or fruit as the main ingredient"
  • And in the interests of re-cycling, the handicraft section again includes the class for "Something new from something old, upcycled or recycled"