The Horticultural Society Annual Show, 6th August 2022

The Horticultural Society are pleased to announce the schedule for this year’s Annual Show. All villagers are welcome to enter, there are lots of categories choose from. Here are all the details you will need to take part.

  1. Entry forms and fees to be handed in BEFORE Thursday 6pm 4th August 2022
  2. All fruits, flowers and vegetables, except decorative classes must have been grown in the exhibitor’s own ground.
  3. Only one exhibit per class may be entered by any one exhibitor.
  4. Exhibitors shall, on request, allow members of the Show Committee to visit the place where their exhibits were grown.
  5. All varieties of vegetables, fruit and flowers should be named if possible.
  6. Staging to be carried out between 8.30am and 10.00am on the Show Morning. Judges start Judging at 10.00am
  7. Any exhibit not according to schedule shall be disqualified.
  8. The Society does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to any exhibit.
  9. PRIZE GIVING 3.30pm. NO EXHIBITS TO BE REMOVED BEFORE 4pm.

ALL CUPS AND TROPHIES MUST BE RETURNED TO ANY MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE BY 4 July 2022

Kathy Cracknell 830616, Penny Eliot 830006
Barbara Ball, Carol Franks, Janet Tourell, Roberta Smythe.

ENTRIES FORMS MUST BE HANDED TO A COMMITTEE MEMBER BY THURSDAY 6pm 4 August EVENING OR THEY WILL BE TREATED AS LATE ENTRIES.

For full details of all the categories please see the Horticultural Society page here

The Annual Show, Saturday 6th August 2022

The Horticultural Society are pleased to announce the schedule for this year’s Annual Show. All villagers are welcome to enter, there are lots of categories choose from. Here are all the details you will need to take part.

  1. Entry forms and fees to be handed in BEFORE Thursday 6pm 4th August 2022
  2. All fruits, flowers and vegetables, except decorative classes must have been grown in the exhibitor’s own ground.
  3. Only one exhibit per class may be entered by any one exhibitor.
  4. Exhibitors shall, on request, allow members of the Show Committee to visit the place where their exhibits were grown.
  5. All varieties of vegetables, fruit and flowers should be named if possible.
  6. Staging to be carried out between 8.30am and 10.00am on the Show Morning. Judges start Judging at 10.00am
  7. Any exhibit not according to schedule shall be disqualified.
  8. The Society does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to any exhibit.
  9. PRIZE GIVING 3.30pm. NO EXHIBITS TO BE REMOVED BEFORE 4pm.

ALL CUPS AND TROPHIES MUST BE RETURNED TO ANY MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE BY 4 July 2022

Kathy Cracknell 830616, Penny Eliot 830006, Barbara Ball, Carol Franks, Janet Tourell, Roberta Smythe.

ENTRIES FORMS MUST BE HANDED TO A COMMITTEE MEMBER BY THURSDAY 6pm 4 August EVENING OR THEY WILL BE TREATED AS LATE ENTRIES.

 

SECTION 1 – Vegetables                                         Please see Rule 2   

  1. A garden trug of mixed vegetables (excluding herbs) to be judged on contents, quality and general presentation. Maximum length of trug 51cm.
  2. Four potatoes – one variety – White
  3. Four potatoes – one variety – coloured
  4. Three onions
  5. Three red onions
  6. Four shallots – pickling or large
  7. Three bulbs garlic
  8. Four carrots – one variety
  9. Six runner beans
  10. Six French beans
  11. Three leaves, spinach, kale or chard
  12. Two heads lettuce
  13. Six cherry type tomatoes (or small plum)
  14. Four standard tomatoes
  15. Four tomatoes of different varieties.
  16. Three beetroots
  17. Three courgettes not over 16cm
  18. Two cucumbers
  19. A misshapen vegetable
  20. Two of any vegetable not covered in schedule
  21. Five culinary herbs, named – one stem of each only – small pots provided.

STORMONT CHALLENGE TROPHY CLASS 1
ROWLAND GORRINGE CUP FOR HIGHEST POINTS IN CLASSES 2 – 21

SECTION 2 – Fruit                                                   Please see Rule 2

  1. Ten blueberries
  2. Ten soft fruit
  3. Any other fruit (one)

EWART CHALLENGE CUP FOR HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS CLASSES 30-32

SECTION 3 – Flowers                                              Please see Rule 2

(Vases provided in classes 40 -49)

  1. Single rose – one specimen bloom
  2. Cluster-flowered rose – one stem
  3. Flowering shrub – three stems, one variety excluding hydrangeas
  4. Five sweet peas – one or more varieties
  5. Three stems dahlias – one or more varieties
  6. Vase of herbaceous perennials one or more varieties, four stems only
  7. Vase of annuals – one or more varieties, four stems only
  8. Lilies- one stem
  9. One Spike e.g. delphinium, gladioli, hollyhock etc
  10. Fuchsias – two stems, one variety
  11. Three heads hydrangeas – lace cap type. Please bring your own container
  12. Three heads hydrangeas – mop head type. Please bring your own container
  13. Three heads hydrangeas – Paniculata. Please bring your own container
  14. INDOOR flowering pot plant; pot not more than 21cm. See rule 2.

ROPNER ROSE BOWL FOR BEST ROSE CLASSES 40-41
HARRISON CHALLENGE CUP HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS CLASSES 40-52

SECTION 4 – Domestic Classes

PLEASE PLACE ON YOUR OWN PLATE, WE WILL SUPPLY A COVER.

  1. 59. Four fresh eggs in any container
  2. A loaf of bread.
  3. My favourite chocolate cake.
  4. A Vegetable flan
  5. 5 Savoury biscuits
  6. An Individual pudding
  7. Jar of marmalade
  8. Jar of relish
  9. Jar of jam
  10. Small jar of jelly – fruit or herb
  11. A small bottle of spiced Rum
  12. 3 Fairy Cakes Men only

SLEE MEMORIAL CUP FOR HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS IN CLASSES 60-69
BARBARA BALL CUP FOR THE BEST ENTRY IN CLASS 70

Advanced Warning. In 2023 a small bottle of Sloe Gin

SECTION 5 – Flower arranging.

  1. “BONFIRE” up to 30cm
  2. An Arrangement in a Tea Cup.

POLLOCK MEMORIAL CUP FOR BEST EXHIBIT CLASSES 80-81

SECTION 6 – Craft

  1. A bag made with Ties
  2. A homemade gift made for no more than £2.50. (Please give costings.)
  3. A homemade key fob
  4. A small animal made from felting technique. Up to 15cm
  5. “I made this during Lockdown”
  6. Article in wood, ceramic or metal

HADLOW DOWN FOR CUP THE BEST EXHIBIT IN CLASSES 90-95

SECTION 7 – Art, Photography and Poetry

(Items not previously exhibited at this show)

  1. A portrait in any medium. (Art)
  2. A landscape in any medium (Art)
  3. A still life in any medium (Art)
  4. Photograph – “Village Wild Life”
  5. Photograph – “Picnic”
  6. Photograph – “I spy something beginning with O”

All photographs to be unmounted, unframed and no larger than 13×18 cm

  1. “When We Were Young” (A4 paper, name on back)
  2. An Adult Nursery Rhyme. (A4 paper, name on back)

VICE-PRESIDENT’S TROPHY FOR THE BEST EXHIBIT IN 100-102
ANNIVERSARY CUP FOR BEST EXHIBIT 103-105
STOCKLAND CUP FOR POETRY CLASS 107-108

HINTS FOR  EXHIBITORS

Potatoes:                Tubers should be washed with a sponge.

Onions & Shallots:  Do not over-skin. Tops should be tied and roots trimmed.

Beet & Carrots:      Tops cut off leaving approx 3”of leaf stalks, which should be neatly tied.

Cabbage:                3” of stalk remaining.

Beans:                    Cut from vine with scissors with some stalk attached.

Courgette:              Do not cut main fruit to conform to size requirement.

Lettuce:                  Roots should be washed and wrapped in moist tissue, inserted into a plastic bag and neatly tied.

Tomatoes:              Aim for uniform set of fruits with small eye and firm fresh calyx.

Cucumbers:           Should be well matched, with a well developed stalk end.

Garlic:                    Leave 1” of dried stem.  Stage bulbs as complete specimens.

Soft Fruit:              Should be exhibited with stalks

Preserves:              Fully-dated label on lower half of jar. Jars to be full, with screw tops.

The Mayfield Trust

The Mayfield Trust exists specifically to give grants of money to individuals or families, resident in Mayfield, Five Ashes or Hadlow Down, who find themselves facing financial difficulty.  Although we do not make detailed enquires into financial circumstances, we do try to ensure that we direct our grants to those on a very limited budget and in most need. If you think you might qualify for a grant, or if you know of someone else in the village in this situation, do please contact me (Penny) on 830006.

Pop up suppers are back!

 

The Playing Field Committee are delighted to announce the return of the pop up supper clubs.

The Hadlow Down Pop up suppers are back  after a long awaited / enforced break. Now thanks to Boris we can all have a ‘party/business meeting’ .

So why not join some good company in the pavilion on the playing field for a wonderful 3 course meal. To celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee the theme for the first one on July 8th is ‘the very best of British’.

Book early to avoid disappointment as the places are restricted.

Please contact Glenys on 01825 830 857

Table Top Sale at the Village Hall

 

A Table Top Sale will be held as part of the ongoing fundraising efforts for the New Village Hall.

Please come along to the
Village Hall on Sunday 3rd July, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
to join in the fun, free entry to all! And you might just unearth a treasure!

Refreshments will be served throughout.

Join our Village Lottery for a chance to win a cash prize at our next draw which will be held at this event.

If you would like to secure a Table to sell from please contact Janet jtourell@btinternet.com tables will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

 

New Walking Cricket Club for over 55s

 

Are you aged 55+, wish you could play sport but not sure where to start?

Hadlow Down MWCC announce they are setting up an  indoor Walking Cricket ‘club’ at the Uckfield Leisure Centre. 

Starting on May 12th, their aim is to support restoring older peoples mental health and well being. Participants must be 55 or older and Hadlow Down residents will receive a very warm welcome.

Hadlow Down MWCC would like to encourage people to get in touch to find out more, or to simply drop into one of the weekly sessions to give Walking Cricket a try.

Please contact Peter Smyth for more details smyth594@gmail.com

Save our Village Fayre!

 

Sarah and Lally will be at the Village Hall on Friday evening, 25th February at 7.30 pm,  representing the dangerously near extinction Hadlow Down Village Fayre! If you are interested in saving our wonderful Fayre and could spare some time to support putting on an event we would love to see you there!

We are keen to attract groups of friends to join us as volunteers and we are on the look out for a new Chair, could it be you or do you know the perfect candidate?

If you would like more information or have any questions about what we are looking for please contact Sarah, thank you.

sarahprall@btinternet.com

Village Societies AGM this Friday !

All residents of Hadlow Down are warmly invited to join the Village Societies at their Annual General Meeting this Friday 25th February. The meeting will be held in The Village Hall, on Hut Lane, at 7.30pm.

The Chairs of each Association will give their Annual Report and present their accounts. In addition the societies will also appoint their officers for the coming year.  We will also be joined by a representative from St.Mark’s Church who will be giving an update on behalf of the Rector.

You will hear about all the current initiatives and have a chance to ask questions. Refreshments will be served and plus there is ample time to chat with various members of our Village societies as well as other residents.

 

Perhaps you have moved to Hadlow Down recently or would like to be more involved in what happens in the Village? Do come along you will be warmly welcomed.

The Spring Market Returns

 

The Spring Market is back ! This will be our first Spring Market event since 2019! Do join us if you can in the Village Hall on Saturday 19th March  between 10.30 am and 2.00 pm. Tea Coffee and cakes will be served all morning, we look forward to seeing you.

Stalls will include Cards, Gifts, Preserves, Locally Produced Meat and Plants.

 

 

The Spring Draw for the Village Lottery will also take place. If you would like to buy lottery tickets and or would like more information please contact Janet Tourell  jtourell@btinternet.com