Members Handbook - Rudgwick Gardening Association

ELLENS GREEN
AND RUDGWICK
GARDENING ASSOCIATION
SEVENTIETH YEAR
MEMBERS’ HANDBOOK
AND SHOW SCHEDULES
2015
SPRING SHOW
Saturday 21st March, 2.30p.m. Rudgwick Hall, Bucks Green
COFFEE MORNING PLANT & BRING & BUY SALE
Tuesday 14th April 10.00a.m. to Midday at Rudgwick Village Hall
SUMMER SHOW
Saturday 11th July, 1.00p.m. Sansomes Farm, Ellens Green,
including Children’s Sports, Dog Show,
Stalls, Sideshows and much, much more!
AUTUMN SHOW
Saturday 12th September, 2.30p.m. Ellens Green Memorial Hall
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Monday 25th January 2016 7.30p.m.
Rudgwick Hall, Bucks Green
Printed by Williams Lea 01403 234569
ELLENS GREEN & RUDGWICK GARDENING ASSOCIATION
President:
Vice-President:
Hon. Life Members:
Mrs Sue Beckwith-Smith
Mrs Mary Maxwell
Mrs Sue Beckwith-Smith, Mrs Mary Maxwell, Mr R Payne,
Mrs E Payne, Mr M Hall, Miss C Seidler, Mr Andrew Shelley,
Mrs Cecilia Butcher, Mr John Hedger
APPOINTMENTS (Subject to election at the AGM)
OFFICERS
1 Chairman:
2 Vice-Chairman:
3 Hon. Secretary
4 Show Secretary:
5 Hon. Treasurer:
6 Membership Secretary:
7 Show Treasurer:
COMMITTEE MEMBERS
8 Mr Paul Kornycky:
9 Mrs Rosa Dennis:
10 Dr Bill Jarratt :
11 Mr Chris Darby
12 Ms Janita Hanif
13 Mr Nick Earnshaw
14 Mrs Sue Batstone
15 Mrs Sandy Newman
Mr Michael Clarke, Queens Cottage, The Mews, Bucks Green
RH12 3JF. [email protected] Tel: 01403 822037
Mr Chris Westbrook, Brookside Farm, Hermongers Lane,
Rudgwick, RH12 3AH
[email protected] Tel: 01403 822024
Miss Kate Robertson, 2 Wanford Cottages, Naldretts Lane,
Haven Road, Bucks Green, RH12 3JG
[email protected] Tel: 01403 822379
Mrs Vera Clarke, Queens Cottage, The Mews, Bucks Green RH12 3JF
[email protected] Tel: 01403 822037
TBA
Mr Mike Thornton, The Hollies, Church Street, Rudgwick
RH12 3ET. [email protected] Tel: 01403 823600
Mrs Brenda Gooch, 10 Bridge Road, Rudgwick RH12 3HD
[email protected] Tel: 822791
Medecroft, Cox Green, Rudgwick, RH12 3DD
[email protected] Tel: 01403 822316
19 Orchard Hill, Rudgwick, Horsham, RH12 3EQ
[email protected]il.co.uk Tel: 01403 823329
Martins Cottage, Lynwick Street, Rudgwick, RH12 3DN
[email protected] Tel: 01403 822888
2 Little Rascalls, Bucks Green RH12 3JJ
[email protected] Tel: 01403 823759
'Raintree' Hermongers Lane, Rudgwick, West Sussex RH12 3AL
[email protected] Tel: 07714 822818
c/o Rudgwick Primary School, RH12 3HW Tel: 07780552850
[email protected]
Avonlea, Church St, Rudgwick RH12 3ET Tel: 01403 824079
[email protected]
Colins Cross Farmhouse, Haven Rd, Billingshurst RH14 9BQ
[email protected] Tel: 01403 822779
DOG SHOW ORGANISERS
Horsham and District Canine Society
Sec. Anne Hodgson, Bramble Cottage, Emms Lane, Barns Green RH12 0QG
Tel: 01403 731221 Email: [email protected]
Affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society, Membership No. 10546948,
and Surrey Horticultural Federation
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ELLENS GREEN & RUDGWICK GARDENING ASSOCIATION
MAIN CO-ORDINATORS
Plant Stall Co-ordinator:
Summer Show Logistics:
Bric-a-Brac Co-ordinator:
Tombola Co-ordinator:
Produce Co-ordinator:
Summer Show Teas:
JBS Walled Garden Co-ordinator:
Tug-of-War Co-ordinator:
Photography:
Janita Hanif Tel:07714 822818
Mike Clarke Tel: 01403 822037/
Dave Ockenden Tel: 01403 823124
Katy Rapley Tel: 01403 823460
Kate Robertson Tel: 01403 822379
Jenny Griffin Tel: 01403 822533
Sue Batstone Tel: 01403 824079
Helen Palmer Tel: 01403 822720
Dr Bill Jarratt Tel: 01403 822888
Simon Quail 01403 822766
Please help the above co-ordinators by donating to their various stalls.
We run plant stalls at our Spring and Summer shows
and cake stalls at the Spring and Autumn shows.
Your support is vital.
NAFAS Rules for Flower Arranging Classes
An exhibit is composed of natural plant material, with or without accessories, contained
within a space as specified in the show schedule.
NAFAS rules state that disqualification will take place for the following reasons:
1. Failure to comply with any specific requirements of a class as stated in a show
schedule i.e. the measurements or the components.
2. Inclusion of any fresh plant material that does not have its roots or the cut ends of
its stems in water retaining material. (For exceptions see the NAFAS 'Competitions
Manual', Second Edition, 2009, Page 5).
3. Inclusion of artificial plant material. (unless specifically allowed by the show
schedule).
For further details and definitions, please refer to the NAFAS 'Competitions Manual',
Second Edition, 2009, in acccordance with which all classes will be judged. A copy is
held by the Show Secretary.
Anyone needing help to try their hand in the flower arranging classes is invited to
contact Sue Beckwith-Smith on 01403 822206 and she will be happy to pass
on her expertise.
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RULES FOR EXHIBITORS
Please read carefully!
The shows will be conducted generally in accordance with the rules and standards
contained in the RHS Horticultural Show Handbook 2008.
A copy of the handbook is held by the Show Secretary.
1. Unless otherwise stated, all exhibits must be the property of the exhibitor and must
have been in his/her possession for at least three months. (Except Flower Arranging).
2. No exhibit may be removed until after prize giving.
3. The diameter of a pot or pan is the inside measurement, made as near to the top as
possible.
4. Unless otherwise stated or implied in the schedule, each exhibit of plants, flowers,
fruit or vegetables shall consist of one variety. Where a number or quantity is specified neither more nor less may be shown.
5. Any exhibit which does not conform to the wording of the schedule shall be
disqualified.
6. No exhibitor may have more than one entry in any one class. Entries are limited to
one per house or garden with the exception of the Home fare and Handicraft sections,
with a maximum of 1 entry per person.
7. Any prize may be withheld or modified if the exhibits are considered unworthy of
the prize offered.
8. On the relative merit of the exhibits the decision of the judges shall be final but
the Committee reserves to itself the decision on any other points in dispute. No
correspondence can be entered into.
9. All exhibits, personal property, etc. shall be at the risk of the exhibitors and the
Association shall not be liable for compensation for loss or damage from any cause
whatsoever. Should a show for any cause not be held, no exhibitor shall have any
claim on the Association.
10. Except where otherwise stated, First Prize to count 3 points, Second Prize 2 points,
Third Prize 1 point.
11. Where cups are awarded on points totals, should a tie occur the exhibitor with the
highest number of First prizes will be adjudged the winner.
12. Where VASE is stated any suitable container will be accepted. Own vases to be used.
13. In classes which do not have the number specified, exhibits should comprise half
the number, detailed in Rule 8 on page 11 of the RHS Handbook and rounded up to
the nearest whole number. If in doubt ask the Show Secretary.
14. All vegetables in collections will be judged out of 20 points per vegetable.
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TROPHIES FOR PRESENTATION AT SHOWS
SPRING SHOW
2014 WINNER
THE MURIEL BOXALL PLATE
awarded to the winner of Class 28
Mrs Maeve Filby
THE ELLENS GREEN & RUDGWICK GARDENING
ASSOCATION CUP
Not awarded
THE MURPHY CUP
awarded to the exhibitor with most points in Classes 2 - 17
Mr Ian Clemens
THE WILLIAM PORT SPRING CUP
awarded to the exhibitor with most points in Classes 1 - 25
THE JASMINE HOUSE DAFFODIL CUP
awarded to the winner of Class 2
AUTUMN SHOW
Mr Richard Griffin
Mrs Julia Webb
THE WILLIAM PORT MEMORIAL CUP
awarded for the best exhibit of apples
Mr Richard Griffin
THE BOB SUTTON MEMORIAL PLATE
awarded to the competitor with the best pot plant
Mrs Ann Nuttall
THE JIM HALE TROPHY
awarded to the competitor showing the best vegetable
Mr Ian Clemens
THE PRATT BARLOW CUP
Mr Ian Clemens
awarded to the exhibitor with most points in Classes 33 - 43
THE T W FOREMAN DAHLIA CUP
awarded to the winner of Class 44
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Mrs Vera Clarke
SUMMER SHOW
2014 WINNER
THE LADY SILKIN PERPETUAL CUP
Mrs Rosie Jarratt
THE R G TULLET PERPETUAL MEMORIAL CUP
Mr Dave Ockenden
THE RUDGWICK ROSE BOWL
Mrs Irene Perry and
THE NAPPER PERPETUAL MEMORIAL BOWL
Mr Dave Ockenden
THE MAGPIES CUP
Mr Ian Clemens
THE FRANK HOWARD MEMORIAL TROPHY
Mrs Sashi Verrall
THE ASSOCIATION PERPETUAL CUP
Mrs Jean Lawrence
THE LADY SILKIN LADIES CUP
Mrs Zoe Childs
THE CECILIA BUTCHER TROPHY
Mrs Jean Lawrence
THE CHILDREN'S PERPETUAL CUP
Isla Saker
THE HARRY JELLEY MEMORIAL CUP
Lucy Tanner
awarded to the exhibitor with the most points in Div. B
(Flowers, Members only)
awarded to the exhibitor with most points in Divs D, E & F
(Vegetables, Flowers and Fruit)
awarded to the competitor with most points in Classes F8, F9 & F10 Nicola Yuill
awarded for the best exhibit of sweet peas
awarded for the best exhibit of flowers, excluding Sweet Peas
awarded for the best pot plant in Div. B (Members only)
awarded to the exhibitor with most points in Div H
(Flower Arranging)
awarded to the competitor with most points in Div J (Home Fare)
for excellence in handicrafts. Awarded for the best exhibit in Div K
awarded to the child with most points in Div. L
awarded to the child with most points in Div. M
THE R H S BANKSIAN MEDAL
2013
awarded to the exhibitor with the largest total
2014 Winner:
of money prizes in classes B, D, E and F
N.B.The competitors who won the Banksian Medals
in 2013 and 2014 are not eligible to win it in 2015
Mr Geoff Webb
Mr Ian Clemens
THE GATWICK AIRPORT COMMUNITY TRUST PLATE Ben Tilley
9 Pin Skittles
TUG-OF-WAR PLATE
“Sons of Thunder”
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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2015/16
Saturday 21st March 2015
3rd Saturday in March
Tuesday 14th April 2015
Saturday 11th July 2015
2nd Saturday in July
Saturday 12th September 2015
2nd Saturday in September
TBA
Monday 25th January 2016
Last Monday in January
Spring Show with Plant Stall and Cake Stall
Rudgwick Hall, Bucks Green.
2.30p.m.
Staging 10.30 - 11.45a.m.
Coffee Morning Bring & Buy & Plant & Seedling Sale
10.00a.m to Midday
Rudgwick Village Hall
Summer Show & Dog Show
Sansomes Farm, Furzen Lane, Ellens Green
2.00p.m. Official opening
Staging 08.30 - 10.30a.m.
Showground opens at 1.00p.m.
Autumn Show with Produce Auction, Cake Stall
and Art Exhibition
Ellens Green Memorial Hall
2.30p.m.
Staging 10.30 - 11.45a.m.
Rudgwick Apple Day
King George V Recreation Field
Bucks Green
10.00a.m.
Annual General Meeting
Rudgwick Hall, Bucks Green
7.30p.m.
Social evening with wine and refreshments
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SPRING SHOW
Saturday 21st March 2015, Rudgwick Hall, Bucks Green.
Admission: 50p (Members and children free). Entries to the Show Secretary by end Thurs. 19th
March using the form at the end of this handbook or email [email protected] with class
numbers. (a response will be given) Payment due before staging. All classes are open. Prizes: 1st
£1.00, 2nd 75p, 3rd 50p. Entry 25p per class. Children free
Cake & Plant Stalls: Bring cakes/plants along during staging or when you come to the show
Staging: 10.30 - 11.45a.m.
Show opens: 2.30p.m.
Prize giving: 4.00p.m.
NOTE: Division 1 Trumpet as long as or longer than the perianth segments (petals)
Division 2 Cup more than one-third, but less than equal to the length of the perianth segments
Division 3 Cup not more than one-third the length of the perianth segments
For the purposes of exhibiting, a narcissus is the same flower as a daffodil
CLASSES
FLOWERS
1.
Vase of 3 stems of Double Daffodils
2.
Vase of mixed Daffodil varieties (not more than 9 stems) grown in Rudgwick
or Ellens Green
3.
One specimen stem Daffodil, Div 1
4.
One specimen stem Daffodil, Div 2
5.
One specimen stem Daffodil, Div 3
6.
Vase of 3 stems white Daffodils, any Division (see RHS Show Handbook)
7.
Vase of 3 stems Daffodils, white excluded, Div 1
8.
Vase of 3 stems Daffodils, Div 2
9.
Vase of 3 stems Daffodils, Div 3
10.
Vase of 3 stems Polyanthus type Daffodil
11.
Vase of 3 stems Cyclamen type Daffodil (see RHS Show Handbook)
12.
3 Vases each of 3 Daffodils, 3 distinct varieties
13.
Display of 5 Hellebore flower heads in water (your own bowl or dish)
14.
Vase of 5 winter flowering pansies
15.
Cactus or succulent in a pot
16.
Vase of 3 tulips, 1 or more varieties
17.
Vase of mixed flowers, bulbs or corms (not more than 7 stems)
18.
Vase of one variety of any flowering shrub or tree (not more than 5 stems)
19.
Vase of any one kind of hardy flower, excluding Daffodil and Tulip
(not more than 9 stems)
20.
One pot plant - foliage
21.
One pot plant - flowering
22.
Vase of not more than 6 Primroses
23.
Vase of mixed flowers, with or without foliage, not more than 9 stems. Bulbs excluded
24.
One vase of bulbous flowers, any small-flowered species - one variety
(not more than 9 stems)
25.
One spray Camellia blooms (grown in open)
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THE WILLIAM PORT will be awarded to the exhibitor with the most
SPRING CUP
points in Classes 1 - 25
THE JASMINE HOUSE will be awarded to the winner of Class 2
DAFFODIL CUP
26.
27.
28.
29.
FLOWER ARRANGING
An exhibit - A Spring Tea Party - with accessories
An exhibit - A Planted Spring Basket
"Spring" - A miniature exhibit 100mm W x 100mm D x 100mm H
An exhibit- An Easter Arrangement Novice class
NB. In classes 26, 27 and 29 exhibits are to be staged in a
niche 700mm wide x 530mm deep x 750mm high.
Please refer to NAFAS Rules on Page 4. All exhibits may be with or without accessories.
"Novice class is open to all who have not previously won first prize"
THE MURIEL BOXALL PLATE
will be awarded to the winner of Class 28
30.
31.
32.
33.
34.
35.
36.
HOME FARE
N.B please cover your exhibits with cling film
A Battenberg cake
A jar of chutney (minimum 2 months old)
Use a new vinegar-proof lid. Date of making to be shown (see pg 25)
A jar of orange marmalade
Use a new lid, or cellophane top with wax disc.
Date of making to be shown (see pg 25)
5 Maids of Honour tarts
Your favourite European bread
5 Crunchies - Wartime recipe (see page 17)
5 Cheese straws
YOUNGER GENERATION SECTION
Separate entry form for Junior Entries. No entry fee.
All entries must be the competitor’s own work
37.
Rudgwick Primary School
EG&RGA CUP Awarded to the Best Class
Ages 4 - 8 inclusive
38.
Decorated hard-boiled egg in an egg cup
39.
A finger-painted portrait - A4 size
40.
An Easter card
Ages 9 - 14 inclusive
Decorate a TreasureBox
41.
42.
5 small decorated Easter cakes
43.
Decorated name and address label for an evacuee
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VILLAGE SUMMER SHOW
incorporating FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW.
Also featuring COMPANION DOG SHOW
Saturday 11th July 2015 at Sansomes Farm, Ellens Green
(by kind permission of the Beckwith-Smith family)
Entry to Marquee: Adults 50p, members and children under 14 Free.
Entries to the Show Secretary by end Thurs 9th July;
using the form at the end of this handbook
or email [email protected] with class numbers. (a response will be given)
Payment due before staging.
25p per class. Children free
Division B is open only to members of the Association. All other classes are open
Prizes, except where otherwise stated: 1st £1.00, 2nd 75p, 3rd 50p
Diplomas and Certificates of Merit at Judges' discretion
Please note: Staging: 08.30 - 10.30a.m.
Exhibits should be brought to the marquee before 10.15a.m
Showground opens: 1.00p.m
Official opening: 2.00p.m
Prize Giving: 4.00p.m
PLEASE READ PAGES 23-25 OF THIS SCHEDULE AND THE RULES ON PAGES 4 AND 5
IN ORDER TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT ON SHOW DAY
TUG OF WAR
Local Pubs and Clubs are invited to enter a team.
Contact: Bill Jarratt 01403 822888
BRING AND BUY BRIC-A-BRAC, BOOKS ETC.
BRING AND BUY PLANT SALE!
Bring plants along during staging or when you come to the show
Please try and donate to the
BRING & BUY, BRIC-A-BRAC, TOMBOLA and PRODUCE STALLS
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COMPANION DOG SHOW - Kennel Club Licence
Entries taken on the day from 1.15 p.m.
Judging pedigree classes from 2.00p.m.
Judging junior handling and novelty classes from 2.30p.m.
Judging will take place in the Memorial Hall if wet.
£1.50 entry fee for pedigree classes
£1.20 entry fee for novelty classes
Rosettes to 5th place in all classes
Numerous prizes and trophy for Best in Show
Collect details of NOVELTY CLASSES on a separate schedule prior to the show.
Dog Show Organisers:
Horsham and District Canine Society
Sec. Anne Hodgson, Bramble Cottage, Emms Lane, Barns Green RH12 0QG
Tel: 01403 731221 Email: [email protected]
Organic Lamb
Free Range Eggs
Stabling
Fully Jointed
Whole/Half Lamb
Anchorage Farm,
Haven Road, Bucks Green
Rob Hyden
Tel: 01403 258352
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CLASSES
DIVISION B
FLOWERS
MEMBERS ONLY
B1.
One specimen Rose
B2.
3 stems of cluster flowered (Floribunda) Roses
B3.
3 large flowered (Hybrid Tea) Roses
B4.
9 mixed Sweet Peas in container
B5.
2 vases of annuals, 2 different varieties. Not more than 3 stems in each container
B6.
A vase of one variety of perennial, not more than 5 stems
B7.
A vase of one variety of flowering shrub, not more than 5 stems
B8.
An indoor pot plant with foliage only
B9.
An indoor pot plant with flowers or fruit
THE FRANK HOWARD MEMORIAL TROPHY
will be awarded to the exhibitor with the best pot plant in Div B
THE LADY SILKIN PERPETUAL CUP
will be awarded to the exhibitor with the most points in Div B
DIVISION D
VEGETABLES OPEN CLASS
D1.
Collection of 3 kinds of vegetables, numbers as classes below or see Rule 13,
in a space not to exceed 760mm x 760mm. Tray, backcloth or similar may be
used and accessories for display are accepted. Prizes: 1st - £2, 2nd - £1.50,
3rd - £1.00. Judged out of 20 points per vegetable. See Rule 14 on page 5 of this handbook
D2.
4 potatoes, white variety
D3.
4 potatoes, a coloured variety
D4.
3 Garlic bulbs
D5.
2 cabbages
D6.
4 onions with roots, tops trimmed to approx 75mm
D7.
A collection of 4 salad vegetables/fruits displayed in a basket or trug chosen from
lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, green salad onions, beetroot, sweet peppers, radishes,
Florence fennel
D8.
3 courgettes - approx 150mm in length
D9.
6 pods broad beans
D10.
2 lettuces, loose leaf
D11.
2 lettuces, Butterhead, Cos or Crisp
D12.
6 French beans
D13.
4 stalks rhubarb, leaves trimmed to approx 75mm
D14.
6 radishes, small salad
D15.
6 pods peas
D16.
3 Globe beetroot, with tops trimmed to approx. 75mm
3 carrots, long pointed. Tops trimmed to approx 75mm
D17.
D18.
3 carrots, stump rooted. Tops trimmed to approx 75mm
2 cucumbers
D19.
5 single vegetables (a pod of beans or peas etc.) presented on an A4 sheet of paper
D20
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D21.
Any other vegetable. Quantities: minimum of 2, or 5 if small
D22.
Collection of 5 named culinary herbs - in water
THE R.H.S. BANKSIAN MEDAL will be awarded to the exhibitor with the largest total of
money prizes in classes B, D, E and F (horticultural classes)
DIVISION E
FRUIT
OPEN CLASS
E1.
9 gooseberries
E2.
5 strigs redcurrants, as picked
E3.
5 strigs blackcurrants, as picked
E4.
15 raspberries (with hull)
E5.
6 hybrid cane fruits (with hull) i.e loganberries, tayberries etc.
E6.
Any other fruit, not having a class of its own. 1 variety, min. of 2 pieces if large,
5 if small
FLOWERS
OPEN CLASS
DIVISION F
F1.
A vase of mixed perennials, not more than 7 stems. Roses and shrubs excluded
F2.
9 mixed Sweet Peas, in container
F3.
One specimen stem of Sweet Pea
F4.
Display of 6 Fuchsia heads in wet oasis - can be different varieties
F5.
A pot plant with foliage only
F6.
A pot plant with flowers or fruit
F7
A vase of 7 stems of Pinks
F8.
A vase of 3 spikes of Delphiniums
F9.
One specimen rose
F10.
A vase of mixed roses - 5 stems
F11
A vase of mixed shrubs, flowering or foliage, not more than 5 stems
F12
A vase of one variety of annuals, not more than 3 stems
F13.
A vase of mixed annuals - 5 stems
F14.
5 Pansy or Viola heads - floating in water
THE R.G. TULLET PERPETUAL MEMORIAL CUP
will be awarded to the exhibitor with the most points in Divs D, E and F
(Vegetables, Fruit and Flowers, open)
THE RUDGWICK ROSE BOWL
will be awarded to the competitor with most points in Classes F8, F9 and F10
THE NAPPER PERPETUAL MEMORIAL BOWL
will be awarded for the best exhibit of Sweet Peas
THE MAGPIES CUP
will be awarded for the best exhibit of flowers, excluding Sweet Peas
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DIVISION H
FLOWER ARRANGING
OPEN CLASS
H1.
A platinum exhibit - “Silver and White” (celebrating EG&RGA’s 70th anniversary)
H2.
H3.
H4.
can include accessories
An exhibit - Using one kind of flower (foliage and accessories can be included)
An exhibit - Garden flowers in a basket - Novice Class
"Summer" - A miniature exhibit 100mm W x 100mm D x 100mm H
NB. In classes H1, H2 and H3 exhibits are to be staged in a
niche 700mm wide x 530mm deep x 750mm high..
Please refer to NAFAS Rules on Page 4. All exhibits may be with or without accessories.
THE ASSOCIATION PERPETUAL CUP
will be awarded to the exhibitor with most points in Division H
HOME FARE OPEN CLASS
N.B please cover your exhibits with cling film
Eggless fruit cake- Waratime recipe. See recipe on page 17
5 Eccles cakes
A Victoria Sandwich -using 3 eggs, size 7”/18cm
A sausage plait
White loaf made by hand (using 450g white flour)
Wholemeal loaf made by machine (using 450g wholemeal flour)
MEN ONLY - 5 coconut buns
5 pinwheel cookies
Happy 70th Birthday EG&RGA cake - Decoration only to be judged
Bakewell tart - Size 7/8” or 18/20cm
A jar of marmalade, any variety. Use a new lid or cellophane top with wax disc.
Date of making to be shown (see page 25)
A jar of Strawberry jam
Use a new lid or cellophane top with wax disc.
Date of making to be shown (see page 25)
A jar of any other jam
Use a new lid or cellophane top with wax disc.
Date of making to be shown (see page 25)
4 Hens eggs from the same breed displayed in a small basket. Supply white
saucer/plate for egg to be broken on to.
A bottle of home-made cordial (i.e concentrated). Must be exhibited in clear
bottles with stoppers that can be removed without the use of a corkscrew
A bottle of home-made wine. Must be exhibited in clear bottles with stoppers
that can be removed without the use of a corkscrew
Spirit of the Hedgerow (sloe gin etc). Must be exhibited in clear bottles with stoppers
DIVISION J
J1.
J2.
J3.
J4.
J5.
J6.
J7.
J8.
J9.
J10.
J11.
J12.
J13.
J14.
J15.
J16.
J17.
THE LADY SILKIN LADIES CUP
will be awarded to the exhibitor with the most points in Div. J
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1940s Wartime Recipes used at the EG&RGA shows when there was rationing:
Crunchies – 4 oz. margarine, lard or dripping, 2 oz. sugar, 2oz. golden syrup, 5 oz. plain flour, 4 oz.
medium oatmeal, 1 tsp. baking powder, vanilla flavouring.
Cream together the fat, sugar and syrup then add the flour, oatmeal, baking powder and a few
drops of vanilla. Knead the mixture until it binds. Roll out on a floured surface to quarter of an
inch thick, cut into rounds and place on a greased baking tray and bake in a moderate oven (gas
4/elec 350F; 180C) for about 20 mins. or until golden brown.
Eggless Fruit Cake – 4 oz. carrot finely grated, 2 tablespoons golden syrup, 3 oz. sugar, 4 oz. margarine, 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda, vanilla & almond essence, 4-6 oz. dried fruit, 12 oz. self- raising flour,
1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 small teacup of milk, slightly warmed.
Cook the grated carrot and syrup over a low heat for a few minutes. Cream the sugar and margarine until light and fluffy. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda into the carrot and syrup mixture, then
beat it into the sugar and margarine mixture, treating it as if it were an egg. Add a half a teaspoon
each of vanilla and almond essence and stir in with the dried fruit. Fold in the flour and cinnamon
and add the warmed milk to make a moist dough. Put the mixture into a greased cake tin. Smooth
the top and make a deep hole in the centre with a spoon to stop the cake from rising too much during cooking. Put into a hot oven (gas 7/elec 425F;220C) then turn down to a very low heat (gas
2/elec 300F; 120C) and bake for 2 hours. (Know your oven.)
Woolton Pie – 1lb. potatoes, 1 lb. cauliflower, 1 lb. swede, 1 lb. carrots, 3 or 4 spring onions, 1 tsp. vegetable extract, 1 tbsp. oatmeal, chopped parsley, wheat meal pastry (or extra potatoes) for crust.
Cook the first 7 ingredients together for 10 minutes with just enough water to cover. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Allow to cool and put into a pie-dish, sprinkle with chopped parsley
and cover with a crust of wheat meal pastry or potato. Bake in a moderate oven until the pastry
is nicely brown and serve hot with brown gravy. This mixture of ingredients might be varied in
many ways that may suggest themselves to the cook.
DIVISION K
K1.
K2.
K3.
K4.
K5.
K6.
K7.
K8.
K9.
HANDICRAFT OPEN CLASS
Painting - Oils, acrylic or any other media, including mixed
Painting - Water colour
An item of knitting
An item of crochet
An item of embroidery
An item of needlework
Piece of calligraphy: a quote of Winston Churchill, A4 size
EG&RGA 70th anniversary card
A piece of home-made handicraft
Entries must have been completed since last year's Summer Show. If articles are made
from a kit this should be stated.
THE CECILIA BUTCHER TROPHY for excellence in handicrafts will be awarded
to the competitor with the best exhibit in Division K
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DIVISION L
PHOTOGRAPHY OPEN CLASS
L1.
A black and white portrait photograph
L2.
A season in your garden - a photograph
L3.
A set of 3 photographs depicting “Rudgwick Village Life - Something worth
fighting for”. Mounted on a card not exceeding 24” x 20”/ 60cm x 50cm
"Tree(s)" - a photograph
L4.
L5.
“On the Wild Side” - a photograph
Maximum size of individual photographs to be 10” x 8”/26cm x 20cm
including mount & frame
Judging is marked on interpretation, technical quality, composition and presentation
YOUNGER GENERATION SECTION
Separate entry form for Junior Entries. No entry fee.
All entries must be the Competitor’s own work
DIVISION M
Ages 4 - 8 inclusive
M1.
A vegetable aeroplane
M2.
Colour Humpty Dumpty picture - see centre page
M3.
A miniature garden in a large seed tray or other similar container
THE CHILDREN'S PERPETUAL CUP
will be awarded to the child with the most points in Division M
DIVISION N
Ages 9 - 14 inclusive
N1.
5 Chocolate crispies
N2.
A photograph - “Selfie”
N3.
A miniature garden in a large seed tray or other similar container
THE HARRY JELLEY MEMORIAL CUP
will be awarded to the child with the most points in Division N
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Please write your name and age on the back of the sheet
CLASS M2 - Ages 4-8 inclusive
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CHILDREN'S SPORTS EVENTS
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PRIZES: First £1.00, Second 75p, Third 50p
Toddlers' race, under 5 yrs
Children's flat race, 50 yds, 5 - 6 yrs
Children's flat race, 50 yds, 7 - 8 yrs
Children's flat race, 75 yds, 9 - 10 yrs
Children's flat race, 100yds, 11- 12 yrs
Fathers' flat race, 100 yds
Sack race, 25 yds, 5 - 8 yrs
Sack race, 50 yds, 9 - 12 yrs
Parent and child's wheelbarrow race, 50 yds
Egg & Spoon race, 5 - 8 yrs
Egg & Spoon race, 9 - 12 yrs
Three-legged race, 50 yds, 9 -10 yrs
Three-legged race, 75 yds, 11- 12 yrs
Skipping race, 5 - 8 yrs
Skipping race, 9 - 12 yrs
Mothers' and toddlers' race
The Committee welcomes suggestions to make any of our shows more interesting.
If you have any ideas for future shows, please discuss these with any member of the Committee.
Want to Join
The Ellens Green &
Rudgwick Gardening
Association?
See Page 27 for
details!
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AUTUMN SHOW
Saturday 12th September 2015 Ellens Green Memorial Hall
Admission: 50p (Members and children free)
Entries to the Show Secretary by end Thurs.10th September, using the form at the end of
this handbook or email [email protected] with class numbers. (a response
will be given) Payment due before staging. Entry 25p per class. Children free
All classes are open except Class 42. Prizes: 1st £1.00, 2nd 75p, 3rd 50p
Veg and Produce Auction plus lovely Cake Stall
Staging: 10.30 - 11.45a.m.
Show opens: 2.30p.m.
Prize giving: 4.00p.m.
EGRGA welcomes the ‘ELLENS GREEN ART GROUP’ who will be holding an
exhibition at the show
CLASSES
VEGETABLES AND FRUIT
1.
Collection of 3 kinds of vegetables, numbers as classes below or see Rule 13,
in a space not to exceed 760mm x 760mm. Tray, backcloth or similar may be
used and accessories for display are accepted. Prizes: 1st - £2, 2nd - £1.50,
3rd - £1.00. Judged out of 20 points per vegetable. See Rule 14 on page 5 of this handbook
2.
4 potatoes, a white variety
3.
4 potatoes, a coloured variety
4.
3 courgettes - approx. 150mm in length
5.
3 Globe beetroot, with tops trimmed to approx.75mm
6.
3 carrots, any variety, with tops trimmed to approx.75mm
7.
3 tomatoes, medium, with calyx (see page 24 for size)
8.
6 tomatoes, small fruited, cherry or small plum, with calyx (see page 24 for size)
9.
4 onions, no bulb to exceed 250g
10.
4 onions, each bulb exceeding 250g
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6 exhibition shallots
12.
3 leeks, with roots, foliage bound in
13.
6 runner beans
14.
2 cucumbers
15.
2 marrows
16.
4 peppers, hot (chilli)
17.
Any other vegetable. Quantities: minimum of 2, or 5 if small
18.
The heaviest onion
19.
Harvest Class - A display of 3 items from the following: 1 flowering pot plant,
1 vase of 3 stems of flowers, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable
displayed in space of 30cm x 30cm
20.
3 dessert apples
3 cooking apples
21.
22.
12 raspberries (with hull)
Any other fruit - 1 variety, min. of 2 pieces if large, 5 pieces if small
23.
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THE MURPHY CUP
will be awarded to the exhibitor with most points in Classes 2 - 17 inclusive
THE WILLIAM PORT MEMORIAL CUP
will be awarded for the best exhibit of apples
THE JIM HALE TROPHY
will be awarded to the competitor showing the best vegetable
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44.
HOME FARE
N.B please cover your exhibits with cling film
5 decorated Gingerbread people
My favourite vinegar preserve (Minimum 2 months old with solid vinegar-proof top)
A jar of jam. Use a new lid or cellophane top with wax disc.
Date of making to be shown (See page 25)
A jar of fruit jelly. Use a new lid or cellophane top with wax disc.
Date of making to be shown (See page 25)
A jam Swiss Roll
5 Cheese scones using Sussex Charmer cheese
Chocolate torte
5 White rolls
Woolton Pie - War-time recipe (see page 17)
HORTICULTURE
1 pot plant with foliage only
1 pot plant with flowers or fruit
A vase of mixed Roses - 5 stems
3 decorative Dahlias of one or more varieties
3 Cactus or semi-Cactus Dahlias of one or more varieties
3 pompon or ball Dahlias of one or more varieties
3 single or collerette Dahlias of one or more varieties
3 Dahlias, any other type not mentioned above
1 vase of any shrub, foliage, berried or flowering of one or more varieties, not
more than 5 stems.
1 vase of any other flower, excluding Dahlias, not more than 7 stems and of
one or more varieties
3 Hydrangea blooms in a vase
A vase of mixed Dahlias, not more than 5 stems
This class is open only to members from Ellens Green and Rudgwick Parish
THE PRATT BARLOW CUP
will be awarded to the exhibitor with the most points in Classes 33 - 43
THE T W FOREMAN DAHLIA CUP
will be awarded to the winner of Class 44
THE BOB SUTTON PLATE
will be awarded to the competitor with the best pot plant
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45.
46.
47.
FLOWER ARRANGING
An exhibit - Berried Bounty (can include accessories)
An exhibit - Lovely Leaves (no flowers or berries allowed)
"Autumn" - a miniature exhibit 100mm W x 100mm D x 100mm H
NB. In classes 45 and 46 exhibits are to be staged in a
niche 700mm wide x 530mm deep x 750mm high..
Please refer to NAFAS Rules on Page 4. All exhibits may be with or without accessories.
YOUNGER GENERATION SECTION
Separate entry form for Junior Entries. No entry fee.
All entries must be the Competitor’s own work
Ages 4 - 8 inclusive
48.
A loom band bracelet
49.
Leaf print picture - max A4 size
50.
An acorn man
Ages 9 - 14 inclusive
51.
A toy out of an old sock
52.
5 flapjacks
53.
A salt dough monster
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WHAT THE JUDGES ARE LOOKING FOR
These notes have been taken from the RHS Horticultural show handbook. The entries
below show what the judges consider “Meritorious”. Remember this is what you are
aiming for. No one achieves perfection. Others will be worse than yours!
Roses
FLOWERS
Blooms that are fresh, free from any blemish in their most perfect phase, half to three quarters
open, of full size for the cultivar and of the form typical of it. Colour bright and brilliant. Well
formed foliage of good size and texture, free from blemish due to pests or disease.
Sweet Peas
Strong spikes with well spaced blooms, each one fully open and fresh. Large flowers with erect
standards, rigid wings and keel closed, free from colour running, spotting or scorching and of
a bright colour with a silken sheen. Long straight stems in proportion to the size of the blooms.
Effectiveness of staging (particularly when competition is close).
Annuals and Perennials
Good fresh condition. A good proportion (70%) of flowers fully developed and appropriately
positioned on their stem(s). The foliage should be clean, healthy and undamaged by weather
or pests. NB An Annual flowers, seeds and dies within twelve months, but, for show purposes,
includes short lived perennials which normally are replaced each year. Perennials include all
plants that live for more than two years. However, for show purposes, a “Perennial” only includes
herbaceous plants.
Pot Plants (flowering or fruiting)
A sturdy shapely plant, well furnished with healthy unblemished foliage, displaying flowers,
coloured bracts or fruits of a good size, colour and substance. Preference should be given to
decorative rather than botanical value (unless the decision is close). Pots should be undamaged.
General
FRUIT
In "Any other Fruit" classes the possible points to be awarded vary (from 8 to 18) according
to the difficulty of presenting that fruit. See RHS Handbook page 49.
Apples
Optimum-sized (see RHS Handbook), shapely fruits with eyes and stalks intact and clear,
unblemished skins of the natural colour characteristic of the cultivar.
Currants
Strigs with full complement of berries. Berries large, ripe and of a uniform, brilliant colour
(jet black for blackcurrants). Stalks fresh.
Gooseberries
Large, ripe or unripe fruits as appropriate for the season, uniform and unblemished, of good colour,
complete with stalks.
Strawberries and Raspberries
Large, ripe fruits, of good colour, free from blemishes, in good condition and having stalks.
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General
VEGETABLES
In "Any other Vegetable" or "Collection" classes the possible points awarded vary (from 10
to 20) according to the difficulty of presenting that vegetable. See RHS Handbook page 73.
Potatoes
Medium sized of generally between 170g and 225g per tuber; shapely, clean, clear-skinned tubers;
eyes few and shallow.
Tomatoes, Medium
Fruits (approximately 65mm in diameter) ripe but firm, and of a good shape. Richly coloured
fruits with fresh calyces attached.
Tomatoes, Small
Size appropriate to cultivar but not exceeding 35mm in diameter. Fruits ripe but firm,
well-coloured fruits, blemish free and with fresh calyces attached.
Cabbages
Shapely, fresh and solid hearts with the surrounding leaves perfect and bloom intact and of a good
colour. Size and shape according to cultivar with approximately 75mm of stalk.
Onions and Shallots
Firm, thin-necked, blemish-free bulbs of good form which should be well ripened.
("defective" notes state "....broken skins or have been skinned excessively").
Carrots, long
Fresh, long roots of good shape and colour. Size to exceed 300mm from the crown to a point where
the root measures 5mm in diameter; Skins clean and bright.
Carrots, short
Fresh roots of colour and shape according to cultivar, with a decided stump root, and with tap root
intact. Skin clear and bright.
Lettuce
Fresh, firm, tender, unbroken, blemish-free hearts of appropriate colour
French Beans
Straight, fresh, tender snap pod with stalks, and of even length and good colour with no outward sign
of seeds.
Runner Beans
Long slender straight fresh pods of good colour with stalks and no outward sign of seeds.
Broad Beans
Long, fresh, well-filled pods with clear skins and tender seeds. Size according to cultivar.
Peas
Large, fresh pods of good colour with bloom intact, free from disease or pest damage and well filled
with tender seeds.
Rhubarb
Fresh, straight, long, tender stalks with well-developed colouring with leaf blades trimmed back
to approx 75mm.
Beetroot, Globe
Spherical, of approx 50 to 70mm in diameter with a tap root, smooth skin and flesh of a uniform
24 dark colour.
Courgettes
Young, tender, shapely fruits, 100-200mm in length or if round cultivars approx 75mm in diameter,
of any colour but well matched.
Vegetable Marrow
Young tender, uniform fruits which should be less than 380mm long and free of blemish.
Cucumbers
Fresh, young, green, tender, blemish-free, straight fruits of uniform thickness with short handles and
with flowers still adhering.
Cauliflower
Heads with symmetrical, close, solid, white curd, free from blemish, stain or riciness, with approx
75mm of stalk.
Herbs
Fresh, clean, healthy, blemish-free foliage may have seeds or flowers.
JUDGES’ SCORING
Obviously this varies according to the exhibit being judged, but is usually along the following lines,
each aspect only being judged if that is relevant, and the points given to it varying slightly.
For example: Cabbages, green
Condition
Out of 5 points
Size & Shape
Out of 4 points
Colour
Out of 3 points
Uniformity
Out of 3 points
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COOKERY COMPETITIONS
General: Any entry which is still warm will not be judged!
Preserves: Judges comment that preserves need a good seal. New lids must be used and put
on when the preserve is hot, in order to give a good seal. Preserves should be filled to the top of
the jar, chutneys should have a 1/2" space at the top. Be aware that screw top lids of honey and
other jars do not provide a good seal. Make sure wax discs are correct size for jar, they are not
needed under a solid lid, only when using a cellophane cover. Full date of making should be
clearly marked. Trademark or business names must not appear on any part of the jar or lid.
Biscuits: Should be 2" - 21/2" wide and 1/8" thick. Fluted cutter for sweet; plain for savoury.
Cheese biscuits: Flavour could be enhanced with a little dry mustard powder and by bringing
the grated cheese up to room temperature before using.
Pies/Tarts/Flans (Adhere to suggestions below, unless stated in the relevant classes):
A fruit pie only needs a pastry top and is cooked in a deep dish. A fruit tart has a pastry top and
bottom and is cooked on a shallow plate. Using a metal tin ensures the base is cooked properly often not the case when a china dish is used.
Gingerbread: Benefits from being made in advance and left to mature.
Mince Pies: Use shortcrust pastry. Flavour is always the winner.
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EGRGA NEW MEMBER JOINING SLIP
rudgwickgarden.tripod.com/
Please complete and hand to any Committee Member or send by post to the Membership
Secretary, Mr M. Thornton, The Hollies, Church Street, Rudgwick, W. Sussex RH12 3ET
[email protected]
Name ........................................................................................................
Address ....................................................................................................
…….................................................Post code..........................................
Telephone number ...................................................................................
email address ...........................................................................................
Membership fee is £5.00 for a single member, but only £4.00 for each member if
there is more than one member in the same household.
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2.
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Forename
Surname
Fee
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GIFT AID
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£
please tick if eligible*
Please consider paying by Standing Order. Our bank is Santander a/c 61693609 Sort
code 09-01-55. Please make future payments annually on 1st January.
Signed ........................................................................................................
Your membership entitles you to:
Free admission to all shows
Free refreshments at the AGM
Free raffle for two Hampton Court Flower Show Tickets or £50 Garden Voucher
Enter "Members only" classes at the shows
Membership mailing(s) of coming events
Trade prices offered at:
AVS Fencing & Gardening Supplies Tel: Rudgwick 823401
Squires Garden Centre, Milford (10% discount with Membership Card)
Handyman Cranleigh (5% discount with Membership Card)
COVERS, landscape supplies at Brookside Rural Park 01403 824111
* UK tax payer & have paid at least 20p in Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in the
current tax year
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AUTUMN AND SPRING ENTRY FORMS
Please put circles round the class numbers you wish to enter, insert your name and address (in
block letters), and send the form to the Show Secretary with the entry fee by the end of the
Thursday before the show or email [email protected] with your name, address and
class no’s. (a response will be sent) Payment may be made when bringing exhibits on the
morning of the show. The entries themselves should be taken to the Hall
between 10.30 - 11.45a.m.
(25p Entry Fee for each class)
AUTUMN SHOW 12th SEPTEMBER 2015
Ellens Green Memorial Hall
(closing date for entries: end of Thursday 10th Sept)
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I enclose £
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entry fee
Member: Yes / No / Please enroll me (£5 extra)
Exhibitor’s Name: .................................................................................................................
MR / MRS / MISS
Membership Number & Address: .........................................................................................
Tel: ........................................................... email: .................................................................
(Cheques to "Ellens Green & Rudgwick Gardening Assoc.")
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SPRING SHOW 21st MARCH 2015
Rudgwick Hall, Bucks Green
(closing date for entries: end of Thursday 19th March)
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entry fee
Member: Yes / No / Please enroll me (£5 extra)
Exhibitor’s Name: ................................................................................................................
MR / MRS / MISS
Membership Number & Address: .........................................................................................
Tel: ........................................................... email: .................................................................
(Cheques to "Ellens Green & Rudgwick Gardening Assoc.")
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SUMMER SHOW ENTRY FORM
11th JULY 2015
Please put circles round the class numbers you wish to enter, insert your name and address
(in block letters), and send the form to the Show Secretary with the entry fee
or email [email protected] with your name, address
and class no’s (a response will be sent) by the end of Thursday 9th July.
If emailing, payment may be made when bringing exhibits on the morning of the show.
The entries themselves should be taken to the Show Ground between 8.30 - 10.15a.m
(25p Entry Fee for each class)
B1
D1
D2
D13
F1
B2
D3
D4
D14
F2
J1
F3
J2
B3
D5
D15
I enclose £
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K3
D6
D16
B6
D7
D17
B7
D10
D11
D12
D18
D19
D20
D21
D22
F5
F6
F7
H1
H2
H3
H4
J7
J8
J9
J4
J5
K4
entry fee
K5
J6
J14
E4
J15
K6 K7
K8
B9
D9
E3
F8
B8
D8
E2
J13
K1 K2
B5
E1
F4
J3
B4
E5
F9
J16
K9
E6
F10
F11
F12
J10
J11
J12
F13
F14
J17
L1
L2
L3 L4
L5
Member: Yes / No / Please enroll me (£5 extra)
Exhibitor’s Name: ................................................................................................................
MR / MRS / MISS
Membership Number & Address: .........................................................................................
Tel: ................................................. email:...................................................................
(Cheques to "Ellens Green & Rudgwick Gardening Assoc.")
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JUNIOR ENTRY FORMS
Please put circles round the class numbers you wish to enter,
insert your name and address and send the form to the Show Secretary
Or email [email protected] with your name, address and class no’s
(a response will be sent) by the end of the Thursday before the Show.
AUTUMN SHOW 12th SEPTEMBER 2015
(closing date for entries: end of Thursday 10th Sept)
48 49 50
51 52 53
Address
Exhibitor’s Name
Age
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(entry is free)
SUMMER SHOW 11th JULY 2015
(closing date for entries: end of Thursday 9th July)
M1 M2 M3
N1
N2 N3
Address
Exhibitor’s Name
Age
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(entry is free)
SPRING SHOW 21st March 2015
(closing date for entries: end of Thursday 19th March)
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Address
Exhibitor’s Name
Age
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