Sunday 3rd December 2023 at 16:00 in Gittisham St Michael’s Church
Come and join us in our beautiful church as we begin the lead up to Christmas. We are presenting a lovely festive concert suitable for all ages with professional singers. Join us in our carol singing and enjoy a drink and a mince pie. There will also be a prize draw with a splendid lunch for two to be won at The Pig’s Folly. Book early to avoid disappointment! The proceeds will be shared between Force Cancer Charity and St Michael’s Church, Gittisham.
Special potato class £1 – payable when your seed potato is collected
Sections A,B,C no prize money. Section D prizes 1st = £1, 2nd = 50p, 3rd = 25p
McCann Junior Cup for most points by a competitor age 12-16 in Sections A,B,C
Awards for Best in Show in Sections A and B
The show is open to all residents of Gittisham parish, which includes Gittisham Vale and Hayne Farm estate. We also welcome entries from those who no longer live in the parish, those who actively support the parish, and those with close links to the parish.
Children must be aged 3-11 on Saturday 29th July 2023
Juniors must be age 12-16 on Saturday 29th July 2023
Children are welcome to enter Sections A,B,C upon paying the entry fee.
All exhibits must have been made or grown by the exhibitor
One entry form per person – no sharing!
Entries must be made in writing on the Entry form enclosed by marking X in the appropriate box on the form
Entry forms must be accompanied by the correct entrance fees.
Entries must reach Sarah and Len Abbott, 4 Church Mead, Gittisham EX14 3AH by Saturday 29th July 2023
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE
Only one exhibit per person per class
The decision of the judges will be final and binding
Entries will be received at the Parish Hall between 0900 and 1045 on show day, and must remain staged until after the presentation of prizes.
No exhibit should be named (including children’s exhibits)
SECTION “A” VEGETABLES
3 White potatoes
3 Coloured potatoes
1 Cabbage (any variety)
1 Lettuce (any variety)
5 Spring Onions
5 Onion sets
6 Sprays of Parsley
3 Carrots (any variety)
6 Pods of Broad beans
6 Pods of Peas
A pair of Cucumbers
5 Cherry tomatoes
3 Courgettes under 6”
6 Runner beans
3 Sticks of Rhubarb
4 different culinary herbs (not parsley) in a jam jar
The longest runner bean
SECTION “B” FLOWERS
Classes 24-28 to be presented in a clear glass jar (NOT A VASE)
Any flowering pot plant (pot not exceeding 8”)
5 pansy heads floating in clear water in a clear glass bowl
1 Spike Gladioli
6 Stems of Sweet peas
4 stems of different cut flowers
1 Specimen Rose
29. An arrangement of garden flowers on the theme of the Coronation, not exceeding 12” or 30cm in any direction. Own vase, not jam jar.
SECTION “C” HOMECRAFT
Victoria Sponge in a round 8” or 20cm tin – as attached recipe
Tear and Share bread (own recipe)
Jar of Rhubarb and Ginger Jam
Jar of chutney (any variety)
A photo of an insect (photo not exceeding 6”x8”)
Homemade oven gloves
A Homemade Anniversary Card
39 MEN ONLY – Treacle Tart (recipe attached)
SPECIAL CLASS: Potatoes in a bucket – potatoes can be collected from Sue and David Fallows, Parkers East, Gittisham 01404 850922 on or after 6th April 2023
SECTION “D” CHILDREN’S CLASSES
Up to 6 years
40 A Painting or Drawing of a pet
A. animal made of vegetables
A marshmallow caterpillar
6 – 11 years
43. A Photo of people playing (max photo size 6”x8”)
44. An animal made of vegetables
45. 3 Shrewsbury biscuits
Grease and line two 7inch (18cm) sponge tins
Preheat oven to Gas 3, 325F, 170C, (150fan)
4 oz (110g) butter at room temperature
4 oz (110g) caster sugar plus a little for the top of the cake.
2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
4 oz (110g) sifted self raising flour.
A few drops of vanilla essence
Cream butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.
Beat in the eggs a little at a time
Stir in the vanilla essence
Gently fold the flour into the mixture.
The mixture should be of dropping consistency. If not add 1-2 tsps hot water.
Divide the mixture equally between the two tins and bake for approx. 25 minutes.
Cool on a rack and sandwich with raspberry jam.
Sift caster sugar lightly over the top of the cake.
Pre heat oven to Gas 6, 200C (180 fan).
35g vegetable shortening
150g plain flour
2 tbsp cold water
675g golden syrup
270g coarse white breadcrumbs
Zest and juice of a lemon
Rub the fat into the flour to get rough breadcrumb texture. Bind with the water to form a soft dough.
Use the pastry to line a 20cm tart tin, preferably with a removable base.
Chill for 20-30 minutes.
Gently warm the syrup
Stir in the lemon zest and juice and the breadcrumbs.
Pour the mixture into the uncooked pastry case
Bake for 15 minutes.
Reduce the heat to 180C (160 fan) Gas 4
Bake for a further 15-20 minutes
Gittisham Flower & Produce Show Saturday 5th August 2023
Please place an X in the square showing the number of the class(es) you intend to enter.
When completed please return this Entry Form, with the correct Entry Fees, as shown on the schedule to: Sarah and Len Abbott, 4 Church Mead, Gittisham EX14 3AH on or before Saturday 29th July 2023
No entries will be accepted after this date
Each entrantmust complete a separate entry form. No sharing!
Please do not name any exhibit – even the children’s
Total entry fee enclosed………………………….
Or, if child, state child’s age………………………
Additional entry forms available, if required, from Sue Fallows, Parkers East, Gittisham, EX14 3AS 01404 850922 or email@example.com
To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, everyone in the parish is invited to two free events, on the Saturday and Sunday of the Jubilee bank holiday weekend. All free of charge, thanks to kind donations from CMC Garage and Blamphayne Sawmills. Jubilee souvenirs for all parish children
Saturday night disco & band, hot dogs, 6pm start 4th June 2022
Sunday afternoon cream tea, 3pm 5th June 2022
Both events in Gittisham Village Hall.
The free bar on Saturday night is until it runs out, so you might want to bring some drinks of your own to top it up! Volunteers to help with serving and the bar are very welcome.
There will be a vigil of prayers for Ukraine on Sunday 6th March outside the Lych-gate at 10.50 with coffee in the parish room afterwards. The church will be open to light candles, private prayer or to share your concerns with others.
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