Willersey Amateur Horticultural
& Craft Show 2018
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Our “Horticultural and Craft Show” 2018 was held in the Village Hall
on August 27th Bank Holiday Monday (2pm to 5pm)
and many other separate activities took place in Willersey during the afternoon.
Although the Sunday before was wet and windy, the weather for the August Bank Holiday Monday was dry and fine with light winds.
Prize winners for the Show and the Scarecrow competition were announced at 3:00pm in the Village Hall on the Show Day.
A “Big Thank You” to everyone who entered the Horticultural Show, and for those who displayed their talents in the Craft Show at the Village Hall on August Bank Holiday. Over 350 people attended the Horticulture and Craft show, with the quality of entries in the hall outstanding, whilst again the displays in the Craft Show was superb.
Congratulations to the Winners
The Eric Beadle Cup for the best total exhibits at the Show was won by Jane Ewers with an accumulated total score of 33 points -- well done Jane.
Pete Bond was second with a total of 28 points. Mike Barnes and Ben Ingles shared third spot with 24 points. Pete Bond won the coveted iced carrot Men's Cake competition.
Laura and Jamie Tolley won the Scarecrow competition prize.
The Committee are donating funds to the following:-
£100 to the Willersey Village Hall Fund and £630 to the local charity “Doing it for Lottie”.
The Committee would also like to thank all of the following:-
Stewards who helped on the day, and everyone who donated produce to the Plant and Allotment Stores, and those splendid cakes to the Tearoom.
The Companies who help to sponsor the Show's schedule, whose support is invaluable.
Peter Taylor for allowing us to use the showroom for teas and cakes, and arranging his magnificent collection of classic cars.
Nigel Foxall for the vintage tractor display. The Church Bell Ringers.
Annie, Jackie and Mildred for their hard work serving teas and cakes during the afternoon.
Roger for entertaining the crowds with his music.
Finally I would also like to say a big thank you to all of the Committee, without whose efforts and hard work throughout the year, the Show would not happen.
Bill Payne Chairman
Here are some pictures from a great day for Willersey. (Click each picture for a larger version). Many more to come over the next few days.
(Click on each picture for a larger version. If the thumbnail appears sideways or upside down on your screen the larger one is usually OK. )
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Here are some of the varied items in the Craft Show in the Village Hall.
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Some events on the day.
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The Show ran a Scarecrow Competition again this year with the title being:- Willersey by the Sea. Entry forms were available in Willersey Stores from the first week in August and they were returned by noon on Monday 14th August. Scarecrows were displayed from Monday August 21st till after the Show for judging. Voting forms and a map were available from Monday 21st August and were returned by noon on Saturday 26th August to be counted.
All the details for exhibiting at the Show, were in the Schedule (with an orange cover) from Willersey Stores.
This gave any rules, guidance notes, Chairman's letter, Show Classes and an entry form.
(Please note only Willersey residents were eligible to win the Show cups).
Cups were presented in the Village Hall at 3pm on Show Day.
Entry forms and any fees were submitted in a sealed envelope to Willersey Stores no later than Noon on Wednesday 22nd August 2018.
All entries must be brought to the Village Hall on Show Day between 9:30am and 10:30am when the doors will close. No entries will be accepted after 10:30am.
Judging took place between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Prize winners for the Show (Eric Beadle Cup) and the Scarecrow competition were be announced at 3:00pm in the Village Hall on Show Day.
Admission to the Show in the Village Hall was £1 from 2:00pm on the day. The entry fee per item in a Show class was 20p.
The main classes at the Show were:-
If you could not easily get to Willersey Stores then here was an online copy of the Show Schedule.
All money raised from the Horticultural Show on 27th August will be sent locally to - “Doing it for Lottie”.
Lottie is a very happy smiley six year old girl who loves to be involved with everything. She has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder which has severely delayed her development, causing complex special needs. She is unable to talk, walk, sit, chew solid food and feed herself. As you can imagine, she requires a large amount of care on a daily basis.
Our current aim is to make our house more accessible to her. To achieve this, we need to raise funds for specialist equipment for the home, in particular a wheelchair lift so that she can access the whole of our house, not just stay downstairs. This will allow her to sleep upstairs with the rest of her family. This lift will be fitted into a wall so we can park her wheelchair into the lift and send her upstairs. Once upstaors she will have a bedroom that is very close to her parents bedroom, as currently we have to rely on a boby monitor or popping downstairs to check on her.
The cost of this piece of euipment is estimated at £10,000. We estimate that our house will be ready for the lift in a year's time.
Currently we are taking fundraising one step at a time - we have events planned for this year but only ideas for the next couple of years.
If you would like to get involved, take part in an event or have any suggestions of events that you would like to see, please contact Claire on 01386 853728 or 0794 735648, or visit our Facebook page Doing it for Lottie. Thank you for supporting our little girl.
To exhibit at the Craft Show please contact Sandy Barnes or Gillian Beale.
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Horticultural and Craft Show Raffle
The Village Hall Management Committee ran a Raffle in aid of hall funds at the Horticultural Show on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August.
We ran a stall at the Horticultural Show on August Bank Holiday Monday. including tombola
The themes for the Photography Competition in 2018 were:-
Our Craft and Horticultural Show in 2017 was a great success, so also was our Show in 2016 and despite the wet (English) weather so was our 2015 Show.
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