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Scaynes Hill Village Show - 1st  September 2018

Well, you never cease to amaze us! after all the nagging during the week leading up to the Show you came up trumps. Despite the cold Spring, followed by the very hot Summer, you managed to enter exhibits of a high standard and it was a very colourful Show.

23 September 2018 Posted by Angela Hicks

We were a little down on entry numbers and visitors at the door, but many people were still away on holiday. The date was not a good choice but we tried to stage the Show on the nearest Saturday to the original Show in 1978. But do not fear, next year the Show is to be held on Saturday 8th June.

In 1978 Eileen and Peter Pratt reinstated the Show and we were delighted that their Son, Ian, joined us and presented the trophies, including a new one commemorating our 40th Anniversary, which was generously donated by a local long-standing supporter of our Show. Congratulations go to Brenda Holdforth a first time exhibitor and new resident in the Village.

In the Handicraft Section, Norma Speller re-entered her embroidery which had won her first prize in the 1978 Show. What's more it's still in immaculate condition.

Our thanks to the ladies of Scaynes Hill WI who provided our visitors with their usual high-quality tea and cakes. This year we were also pleased to have the services of two of their members to undertake judging for us in the Handicraft and Cookery Sections . . . unfortunately this meant that they could not enter either of these.

Looking to next year's Show . . . the position of Treasury on our small committee has become available.   Gill Baggalley is sadly leaving us so she can spend more time in her official capacity as a Grandmother. Thank to Gill and Dave for all your help and support over the years.

The Show Treasurer's role involves preparing floats and prize money in the week running up to the Show. On the day it involves taking entrance money and recording the winners after judging has taken place. After the Show preparing a basic balance sheet (similar to the one at the end of this article). Oh! and on Show day enjoying a yummy lunch with the supporting Show team. Now there's an incentive for you!!

Thank you again for all your support and help over the past 40 years. Here's to the next 40!!

Congratulations to all our winners.


Dianne Elliott and Angela Hicks

Show Secretaries


Conservation Shield (overall show winner) - Cat Newington

Flower Show Trophy (best exhibit in Horticulture)  -   Nick Hawes

The 40th Anniversary Cup (3 hybrid tea roses, Class 2) - Brenda Holdforth (new exhibitor)

Betty Hayter Memorial Salver (best exhibit in Floral Art) - Jos Kingston

The Hawes Handicraft Cup (best exhibit in handicraft) -  Liz Townsend (new exhibitor)

W.I Cookery Award (best exhibit in Cookery Section)   -  Barry Rapley

The Helga Race Trophy (best in Family Favourite Cookery Class) - Bobby Whittome

Eileen and Peter Pratt Trophy (2018 only best in vegetable classes) - Phia Costello

The Artists Cup (2018 only awarded to most artistic exhibit in the Floral Art Section) - Jos Kingston

Conservation Group Cup (best in Junior Section) - Mollie Hainge

S.H.C.C. Trophy (Group Entry in Junior Section) - Mollie Hainge


Show entries and sponsorship            97.00     

Admissions & donations

   (inc. unclaimed prize money)          88.95

Plant sales                                        86.40      

Proceeds from raffle                         185.00


TOTAL income                                 457.35        


Judges refreshments (WI)                               10.00

Admin and presentation                                105.94

New signage                                                  51.87

Sweets & raffle prizes                                     11.25

Prize money                                                  53.50

Engraving on new trophy                                45.00

Lunches (celebratory for 40th anniversary)     305.68

Celebration cake                                             20.00

Plant purchases                                              50.00


Total expenditure                                          653.24

Surplus / deficit                                          - 195.89

BALANCE                                                      457.35