Summer Show


Brabourne & Smeeth Village Hall


Saturday 8 July at 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Staging from 11:30am until 12:30pm

Entries close Wednesday 5 July

Points awarded

1st - 3 points
2nd - 2 points
3rd - 1 point

(Except as otherwise stated)


All entries 10p each
Sections ‘A’ to ‘D’ are open to all members. In addition, Sections ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ are open to any person residing in Brabourne or Smeeth

To be judged by

Diane & Clive Godden

Special awards

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Banksian Medal
To the competitor who obtains the largest total of points in Section ‘A’.

The Mrs A G Pearson Trophy
To the best exhibit in the Floral Art Section

The Stanton Shield
To the best vegetable Exhibit

The Malcolm Bird Memorial Cup
To the competitor with the largest total of points in Classes 19 to 23 inclusive

The Eva Jamieson Memorial Salver
To the competitor who obtains the largest total of points in Section ‘D’

Boniface Memorial Tankard
To the best window box display

Les Bishopp Memorial Prize
To the competitor with the best collection of vegetables

Section 'A'


  1. Window box [39 x 16 x 14 cm/15½” x 6½” x 5½”] as supplied by the Society, which has been planted for a minimum of four weeks and HAS A PURPLE AND GOLD THEME. [Cash prizes: 1st - £5.00, 2nd - £3.00 and 3rd - £2.00]
  2. 8" pot of home-grown quality carrots suitable for eating. See provided.
  3. A collection of five single vegetables. [Cash prizes: 1st - £3, 2nd - £2 and 3rd - £1]
  4. Three potatoes of one variety
  5. Three beetroot, 3” [approx.] tops
  6. Three carrots, 3” [approx.] tops
  7. Six pods peas
  8. Six pods broad beans
  9. Six French beans
  10. Two lettuces with 2” [approx.] root
  11. Eight cherry tomatoes
  12. Any other vegetable not in this schedule [two entries permissible]
  13. Dish of twelve gooseberries
  14. Dish of nine bunches of redcurrants
  15. Dish of nine bunches of blackcurrants
  16. Dish of twelve raspberries on stalks
  17. Dish of other fruit [not more than twelve]
  18. Vase of herbs, various
  19. Six stems of sweet peas
  20. Six fuchsia blooms displayed on the Society’s board
  21. Five stems of perennial flowers, excluding other shrubby plants
  22. Vase of annual flowers [can include bi-annuals]
  23. Three stems of one kind of flowering shrub
  24. One pot plant in flower
  25. One foliage pot plant
  26. One pot cactus or succulent

Section 'B'


  1. Allotment-grown vegetable
  2. Allotment-grown vase of flowers
  3. Allotment-grown fruit

Section 'C'


  1. A flower arrangement using only five flowers [Max. overall size 2’0” x 2’0” x 2’0”]
  2. An arrangement – in a jam jar, using garden flowers only
  3. Photograph of a sunset [unframed, max. 10” x 8”]
  4. Hobby item [Max. 2’0” x 2’0”]

Section 'D'


  1. 7" round Victoria Sandwich cake dusted with icing sugar using 3 eggs [own recipe]
  2. Six wholemeal rolls [own recipe]
  3. Jar of lemon curd - wax paper and cellophane cover or screw top lid [recipe provided]

Children's Class


  1. Five sponge butterfly cakes


Lemon Curd


  • 2 large lemons
  • 2oz (50g) butter
  • 6oz (175g) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs

  • Method:

    • Wash the lemons, grate the rind (yellow only) and squeeze out the juice
    • Melt gently in a pan the butter, sugar, lemon juice. When the sugar has dissolved, add the eggs and heat gentle, stirring all the time until the mixture has thickened.
    • Pour into warmed pots and seal using wax paper discs and cellophane

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