Combe St. Nicholas Parish Church


Saturday 6th August 2016


 Judging starts 10.00 am     Open to Public 2.00 pm     Presentations 4.00 pm


PRESIDENT Margery Clarke, Per Ardua, CSN

CHAIRMAN Rob Grimmond, Motcombe House, CSN

TREASURER Stan Trayford, Highlands, CSN

SECRETARY Peter Widgery, Stonedene, 39 Underway, CSN

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY Kay Grimmond, Motcombe House, CSN

SHOW SECRETARY Frank Warriner, Linmere, Chardleigh Green

PROGRAMME SECRETARY Kay Grimmond, Motcombe House, CSN

COMMITTEE John White, Margaret Twidale




All Exhibitors to be bona-fide owners of all exhibits shown in their names


All exhibits to be grown or made by the exhibitor unless otherwise stated in the Schedule. Pot plants to have been owned by the exhibitor for at least three months.


Non-horticultural exhibits must not have been entered previously in a show held by the Society.


All exhibits must be staged by 9.30 am on the day of the Show.


Prize-giving to be at 4.00 pm


No exhibits to be removed before 4.30 pm on the day of the Show.


Any exhibit not removed by 5.30 pm will be disposed of at the discretion of the Committee.


All exhibits to be staged at owner’s risk.


The Committee will not be responsible for loss of or damage to any exhibit.


One entry per person per Class.



Entry forms to be returned by Tuesday 2nd August to:


Village Store, Combe St.Nicholas, or Mr. Frank Warriner, Linmere, Chardleigh Green (Tel: 01460 67407)


Exhibits for staging will be accepted on

SATURDAY 6th August, from 7.30 am – 9.30 am



  1. Anyone may enter any class from 1 - 94 in the Schedule, and may be awarded cards for First, Second and Third places, and rosettes for all First places.


Only Members or their children are eligible to win any trophy.


The competition for the Royal Horticultural Society Banksian Medal is open to all. Winners in the previous two years are not eligible.


The remaining Cups or Trophies are awarded to members only.


  1. Classes 1 – 94 are open to all age groups.


  1. Classes 95 - 110 are open to all young people within the specified age groups, but Cups may only be awarded where a parent/guardian is a Member.


  1. All Cups and Trophies may be held for one year only. Please return them in clean condition.


  1. Prize money will be awarded in the Young People’s Sections only:

First £1, Second 60p, Third 40p.


  1. Where the award of a Cup or Trophy is made on the basis of points, these are determined as follows:

First 3 points, Second 2 points, Third 1 point.


  1. List of Cups and Trophies is on the entry form.


  1. Judges’ decisions are final.




1. Six Sweet Peas

2. Three Hybrid Tea Roses

3. One Hybrid Tea Rose

4. Three stems of Floribunda Roses

5. Single Impatiens (not New Guinea type) or fibrous-rooted bedding Begonia grown in 12.5cm (5") pot

6. Three Cactus or Semi-Cactus Dahlias

7. Three Decorative Dahlias

8. Five Pompon Dahlias

9. Three Dahlias, any other type

10. Three Gladioli

11. Four African Marigolds

12. Six Pansies

13. Five Stems of any one kind other than those in Classes 1 - 12

14. Vase of Mixed Flowers - nine stems, all different kinds

15. Cactus or succulent, grown in pot up to 20cm (8")

16. Begonia Tuberous in pot up to 20cm (8")

17. Pelargonium in pot up to 20cm (8")

18. Fuchsia in pot up to 20cm (8")

19. Pot Plant (flowering, any type) in pot up to 10cm (4"), except Orchid

20. Pot Plant (non-flowering) in pot up to 20cm (8”), not scheduled above

21. Any pot plant (flowering) not scheduled above, in pot up to 20cm (8”).

22. Orchid in pot up to 15cm (6”)

22a. Vase of five stems of any annual or annuals (may be mixed)




23. Single Onion grown from set without top

24. Eight Shallots

25. Four Onions without tops grown from Sets

26. Four Onions without tops grown from Seed

27. Four Onions grown from sets without tops to pass through a 7.5cm (3”) ring

28. Two Marrows

29. Three Carrots, any, but same, variety

30. Five stems, all different, culinary herbs, in a vase, NOT seeds or roots

31. Eight pods of peas

32. Eight Runner Beans

33. Six pods of broad beans

34. A pair of lettuces (any but same variety)

35. One Cabbage

36. Five Potatoes (white)

37. Five Potatoes (coloured)

38. Three Courgettes, maximum 15cm (6”)

39. Eight French Beans

40. Plate of four Tomatoes (not cherry)

41. A truss of cherry tomatoes (some may be green)

42. Two Cucumbers

43. Three Beetroots

44. Exhibit of any five different vegetables (three of each type)

not exceeding 60cm (24") width

44a Two of any other vegetable not scheduled above




45. Pot of Raspberry jam )

46. Pot of Strawberry jam )

47. Pot of any other variety of Jam ) preserves should be labelled

48. Pot of Jelly (any variety) ) with description and date (and any trade ) name removed or covered)

49. Pot of Marmalade )

50. Pot of Lemon Curd )

51. Pot of Chutney )

52. Vegetarian quiche

53. Small bowl of coleslaw

54. Six cheese scones

55. Victoria Sandwich – as recipe below17.5cm (7”) tins (no sugar dusting)

175g (6oz) self-raising flour

175g (6oz) margerine

175g (6oz) caster sugar

3 eggs

Raspberry Jam

56. Six jam tarts

57. Apple cake – any recipe

58. Loaf of bread (any type) - hand made

59. Loaf of bread (any type) - machine made

60. Six Shortbread pieces

61. Four meringues

62. Four chocolate brownies

63. Three rock cakes

64. Fruit Cake - as per recipe at bottom of page

65. Six pieces of flapjack

66. Four fruit flans 10cm (4”)




Not to exceed A4 29.7cm x 21cm (113/4”x81/4”) excluding frame if used.

Signature to be hidden.

67. Drawing: any medium

68. Painting: watercolour – horticultural theme

69. Painting: watercolour – non-horticultural theme

70. Picture in any other medium except watercolour



No item to exceed table area of 60cm x 60cm (24” x 24”). Soft items can be folded.


71. A collage using any material

72. Embroidery (including tapestry & cross-stitch) with a rural theme

73. A knitted or crocheted item

74. An item made from wood

75. An item made from any other material

76. A limerick (a humorous five line verse) – exhibitor's original work - on "Leap Year"

77. Poem to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday – exhibitor's original work


Please note there is no Section 6 this year





Not exceeding 17.5cm x 12.5cm (7"x 5") unmounted. NOT Digitally enhanced


84. “Rural Life”

85. “Eyes”

86. “Three”

87. “Red”

88. “A bridge”




Source of material is unlimited. Accessories may be included


89. “Egg Cup” a miniature exhibit not exceeding 10cm width, depth &


90. “Posy” a petite exhibit not exceeding 25cm width, depth & height

91. “Corsage” Space allowed – 40cm width, 40cm depth, 45cm height

92. “Foliage” Space allowed – 40cm width, 40cm depth, 45cm height

93. “Flowers from Space allowed – 40cm width, 40cm depth, 45cm height

        your garden”

94. "A Garland” Space allowed – 60cm width, 60cm depth, 60cm height


Please note - dimensions will be strictly enforced



Please Note - Classes 1 - 94 are open to ALL AGE GROUPS


Parents/Guardians are reminded that Trophies for Sections 9, 10, and 11 are only awarded to children of Members.




95. Any handicraft item

96. Something horticultural that I have grown

97. A portrait photograph

98. Painting or drawing of an animal (maximum size A4)

99. Flower arrangement in a basket

100. 6 pieces of flapjack




101. A collection of seed heads in a jam jar

102. A photograph of a plant, flower or animal

103. A Mustard and Cress tub

104. A plate of decorated biscuits

105. Make a Mask

106. A garden in a seed tray




107. A painted stone

108. An animal made from vegetables

109. Garden flowers in a jam jar

110. Make a mask




175g (6oz) soft margarine

175g (6oz) soft brown sugar

3 medium size eggs, beaten

110g (4oz) plain flour

110g (4oz) self-raising flour

50g (2oz) mixed chopped peel

50g (2oz) chopped glace cherries

225g (8oz) mixed dried fruit (raisins, currants and sultanas)

1-2 tablespoons milk (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 130°C or 260°F. Line sides and base of an 18cm (7”) round tin.


2. Cream the margarine and sugar together. Add the eggs and flour. Mix well. Fold in the remaining ingredients, ensuring the fruit is well coated with mix. The mixture should drop off the spoon easily. If it is too thick, fold in 1-2 tablespoons of milk. Spoon the mixture into the tin and spread evenly.


3. Bake for 1½ - 1¾ hours, until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.


4. Remove from oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10-15 minutes. Turn out onto cooling rack. To keep, wrap the cake in foil or baking paper and store in an airtight container.










Spring Show 29th March 2019


We will be holding a Spring Show in Combe Village Hall on Friday 29th March. It will be an informal evening, run on similar lines to the Autumn Show. There will be the following classes:


  • Dwarf bulbs – Tulip, Crocus, Iris, Narcissi etc. (up to15cm)

  • Alpine in pot (up to 15cm)

  • Primula/Primrose (up to 15cm)

  • Vase of flowers and foliage from a flowering shrub

  • Vase of other cut-flowers from the garden

  • Flowering pot plant

  • Spring flower arrangement

Admission will be £3 for Members & £4 for non-Members. There will be no charge for entering exhibits.


We are a community based group, producing pantomimes and shows for the parish and the surrounding areas.

Volunteers and new members are always welcome, there are many and varied jobs to do. In addition to the obvious acting, singing and dancing, there are costumes to make, sets to build, backdrops to paint, etc.

We meet in the Green Dragon public house on the second Tuesday of every month. We offer a warm welcome to anyone who wants to join us in any capacity.

If you are interested or would like more information, call 01460 6273901460 62739.

Website:  http://cloverleafproductions.co.uk/

The most recent production was : Sleeping Beauty by Alan Frayn 11th – 15th February 2014


We are a group of approx 35-40 ladies from Wadeford who meet on the first Monday of each month in Combe Village Hall at 19.30 for talks, demonstrations and charity fund raising.

Our chosen charity this year is Combe St. Nicholas Village Hall improvements..

In previous years we have raised sufficient funds to provide a Shelter Box which was deployed in Central Southern America and a donation to the Taunton Musgrove Hospital Beacon Centre.

We always welcome new members and should you wish to join us please contact either of the following Committee members:

Jean Chisholm 01460 65213

Gloria Glass (Secretary) 01460 261089

Cecily Downing (Treasurer) 01460 63529

Sue Freeston 01460 62283

Katharine Stonex  01460 261090

Jenny Wiggins 01460 61610



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