Below you will find the St. Neot W.I. Village Show schedue. This is held on the second Saturday in August.


If you wish to print off a form please do so by clicking here.

If you wish to apply online please click here



Rules                             Judges                  Special Prizes                      Vegetables       


Fruit                               Flowers                 Floral Art                              Craft                               


Cookery                         Recipes                 Preserves                            Children's Classes    


St Neot School              Photography          Children's Photography           


2018 / 2019 Programme       




          St Neot & District Women’s Institute                         


 Saturday 10th August 2019

 St Neot Village Hall

 Open from 2pm

Official Opening 2:30pm

by Mr BRIAN Williams


Vegetables, Flowers, Floral Art, Craft, Cookery,

Photography & Children’s classes.

Raffle and Refreshments available.


Co-ordinator Mrs J Robinson, 17 Loveny Close,

St Neot PL14 6NT.



Closing Date For Entries  Mon 5th August 2019


Rules for Exhibitors


Rules For Exhibitors


 1.  All exhibits in the Flower & Vegetable Classes must be the property of the exhibitor & grown on land in their occupation. All root vegetables to be topped.

 2. No exhibitor to make more than one entry in any one Class and only one member of a family to enter in any single Class from the same garden, allotment or greenhouse.

 3. If the entries in any one class do not exceed three, the judges reserve the right to withhold any prize.

 4.  Staging to be done on Friday 9th August from 7pm - 8pm or on Saturday 10th August from 9am.

 5. All exhibits to be in the Hall  by 10:45 am on the day of the Show, & the Hall to be cleared of all people by 11:00 am except those retained for special duties.

 6. The cups and prizes will be presented at 4pm. Exhibits may not be removed until the presentations are complete.

 7. Each Exhibitor is asked to bring plates or vases for their exhibits.

 8. Exhibitors Cards are supplied and will be in position.

 9. Wherever applicable, the Show will be governed by the Royal Horticultural  Society’s Rules for judging. Copy of the judging book will be available.

10. The decision of the judges will be final as to the relative merits of the Exhibits and the decision of the Committee shall be final in all other matters connected with the Show.

 11. Vegetable, flower and fruit classes are open to amateur gardeners.

 12. All exhibits etc. will be at the Exhibitor’s risk.

 13. No Exhibit may be shown that has been exhibited at a previous St Neot Show.

 14. Pot Plants must have been in the ownership of the exhibitor for at least two months.

 15. NOVICE is deemed to be anyone who has not won a first prize at St Neot show in the Floral Art or Handicraft classes.

 16. PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS - these classes are only for Amateurs photographers. All photos must be taken by the entrant and may not have been exhibited at previous St Neot Shows. Photos unframed may be mounted on card maximum size in total A4. Names must be written clearly on the back.

  17. CUPS - Engraving will be the responsibility of the Cup Holders & should be returned to Mrs Jenny Gander, Glyn Dale, Loveny Road, St Neot PL14 6NL by 5th August.

 18. In the event of a points tie for a Cup, the competitor with the most number of First Prize Cards will be the winner.

Show Judges





                                               Fruit and Vegetable classes                      Mr O Hoskin

Flower classes                                     Mr W Plant

       Floral Art classes                                  Mrs J Crossman

   Craft classes                                         Mrs P Mallett

       Cookery classes                                     Mrs W Trevennor

 Preserves classes                                 Mrs J Martin

                           Children’s classes                                   Mrs F Barrett & Mrs S Holman

Photography classes                              Ms J Hobday




Prize Cards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & Highly Commended

Children’s classes First £2, Second £1.50, Third £1.

St Neot School classes Rosettes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd



 Special Prizes and Cups






  1. Vegetables - A Perpetual cup re-presented by the Stevens Family for the competitor gaining most points in classes 1 - 21.
  2. Flowers - A Perpetual cup given by the late Mrs D Nielson for the competitor gaining most points in classes 25 - 45
  3. The David Walker Memorial Cup - A Perpetual Cup for the best exhibit in Class 29 (3 roses).
  4. Rose Bowl - for the best single Rose, given by the late Mr. & Mrs. F. Norris to be competed for in Class 30
  5. Edie Walker Memorial Cup - A Perpetual Cup for Best Fuchsia in Class 41
  6. The Edwin Northcott Perpetual Cup - given by Mr & Mrs L Northcott for the best exhibit of 3 cactus dahlias in class 25
  7. St Neot WI Cup -A Perpetual cup to be won by a member of St Neot WI gaining most points in the Show
  8. Best Container or Pot Plant Cup - given by Mrs Barbara Timms to be competed for annually in Classes 42 and 43
  9. Floral Art Cup - A Perpetual cup given be the late Mrs D Nielson for the best exhibit in the Decorative  Classes 46 - 50
  10. Floral Art Perpetual Cup - A Perpetual cup given by the late Mrs L.R Strang for the best exhibit in the  Floral Art Novice class 51
  11. The Elsie Beswetherick Memorial Cup - for best exhibit in Craft Classes 53 - 65
  12. The Ella Frost Perpetual Memorial Cup - for the exhibitor gaining most points in classes 53 - 85
  13. Higgins Trophy - for the best exhibit in the Cookery Classes 66 - 75
  14. Rendell Perpetual Cup - given by the late Miss J Rendell open to members of St Neot WI and or residents of St Neot Parish for the most points in Classes 66 - 85.
  15. The Duncan Perpetual Cup - for the best exhibit in the Photography Section Classes 86 - 93
  16. Ford Perpetual Cup - given by Mr. & Mrs. G.B. Ford for the best exhibit in junior photography section classes 94, 95
  17. A Perpetual Cup - given by Miss F. Snowden for the competitor 16 and under gaining most points overall.    
    1. A Perpetual Trophy - given by the late Mrs M Taylor & represented by the Stevens Family to be won by the adult competitor gaining most points overall in the Show.
    2. Libby Perpetual Cups - given by the late Mr and Mrs Libby, to be won for the following classes:a. a.The best exhibit in the children growing things section, classes 96 - 98                                             b. The best exhibit in the Flower Section                                                                                                c. The best exhibit in the Vegetable Section                                                                                              d. The best exhibit in the Preserves Section


In Classes 20 - 24 the child must have entered at least 2 classes

 in their age group in order to be a medal winner

  1. A Medal - to be won outright by the competitor under 5 years gaining most points in Classes 103 - 106
  2. A Medal to be won outright by the competitor  5 - 6years gaining most points in Classes 107 - 110
  3. A Medal to be won outright by the competitor 7 - 8 years gaining most points in Classes 111 - 114
  4. A Medal to be won outright by the Competitor 9 - 11 years gaining most points in Class 115 - 118
  1. A Medal to be won outright by the competitor 12 - 16 gaining most points in Classes 119 - 120
  2. A Perpetual Cup - given by Mrs J Olivey for the tallest Sunflower in Class 45
  1. A Cup - given by Mr & Mrs Christian Smith for the best exhibit in the Children’s Classes 103 - 122
  2. Noreen Martyn Memorial cup - for the most outstanding exhibit in the Fruit, Flowers & Vegetables sections.
  3. A Perpetual Cup - given by Mr & Mrs T Newton for the most points in classes 52 and 77
  4. Children’s Rosette Award - for the child growing the tallest Sunflower in Class 99
  5. A Medal - given by the Stevens Family to be won outright for the Best Children’s Cookery exhibit in classes 100 - 102



The President and members of St Neot & District WI wish to thank

all those who have kindly donated trophies for their show.




  VEGETABLES                                              Judge Owen Plant

Class no.

  1. 3 Beet – globe.        1a. 3 Beetroot any other variety
  2. 3 Carrots – stump, tops no more than 3-4ins.
  3. 3 Carrots- long or intermediate, tops no more than 3-4ins. (Tops of beetroot and carrots in the first 4 classes should be trimmed)
  4. 6 Shallots.
  5. 6 Beans – runner.
  6. 6 Peas.
  7. 6 Mange Tout or Sugar Snap Peas.
  8. 3 Chillies.
  9. 3 White onions – 8oz or less each, seed or set.
  10. 3 White onions – over 8ozs each, seed or set.
  11. 3 Red Onions – 8ozs or less each, seed or set. (All Onions and Shallots should be trimmed and tied down with raffia or string)
  12. 1 Cucumber.
  13. 4 Potatoes white.
  14. 4 Potatoes coloured.
  15. 2 Courgettes. (Flowers should be on)
  16. Collection of Vegetables – 5 kinds, space 2’ width x depth of table.
  17. 4 Tomatoes. (Calyx must be on)
  18. 8 Tomatoes – small fruited or cherry cultivars, not mixed, (Calyx must be on).Plate will be provided
  19. Herbs – 4 varieties culinary, freshly picked and displayed in one pot.
  20. 3 Leeks.
  21. Any other vegetable not mentioned above


Novelty Classes (do not count for points) 

  1. Longest Runner Bean.
  2. Funniest Shaped vegetable.


FRUIT CLASS                                                  

  1. Fruit of any kind.



FLOWERS                                                      Judge Wayne Plant



  1. 3 Dahlias - cactus
  2. 3 Dahlias - pom-pom or ball
  3. 3 Dahlias - decorative
  4. 3 Dahlias - any other variety
  5. 3 Roses
  6. Single Rose
  7. 6 Sweet Peas, annuals only
  8. 1 Hydrangea Bloom
  9. 3 Gladioli one variety
  10. 3 Gladioli single or mixed varieties
  11. 4 Antirrhinums
  12. Collection of Flowers - 6 stems, mixed flowers allowed, annuals, perennials or mixture of both.
  13. 6 Pansies or Violas
  14. 4 stems from any flowering shrubs, can be mixed.
  15. Best Single bloom
  16. Best Multi headed bloom
  17. 4 whole stems of Fuchsias any variety or varieties.
  18. Indoor pot plant flowering or non flowering
  19. Outdoor free standing planted container
  20. Tallest Sunflower grown by adult living in the Parish to be measured where grown
  21. Tallest Sunflower grown by a member of St Neot WI, to be measured where grown.




FLORAL ART                                                  Judge Janet Crossman


 N.B. “Only Exhibits may have accessories”


  1. “Over the Rainbown” an exhibit in an 18” x 18” space, height unlimited             
  2. “Sea and Sand" an exhibit in a space 15"x15"x15" space
  3. An Exhibit within a picture framemax space 15"x15"x15".
  4. An Arrangement in a shell not exceeding 8" in height, width and depth. To be viewed at eye level.
  5. A small table centre arrangement in a 12"x12" space



  1. “Hot and Spicy” an exhibit in a 15"x15" space, height unlimited.




  1. “An arrangement in a single decorated welington boot 18"x18" space height unlimited..





CRAFT                                                Judge Pat Mallett


  1. Sewing Machine made article - hand finishes allowed (state size)
  2. A hand knitted article
  3. A crocheted article
  4. An item of embroidery, hand or machine made (kits allowed)
  5. Any other soft craft item
  6. A Craft item in a hard medium e.g. wood, metal, pottery or porcelain.
  7. A Picture, painted or sketched (state size)
  8. Embroidered picture or wall hanging in silk or cotton (may be framed)
  9. Upcycled or recycled item any medium.
  10. Men’s handicraft class - free choice
  11. An item of Jewellery any medium.
  12. A Limerick or poem entitled "70 years of St Neot W.I"
  13. A hand made birthday card


Please state on entry form if sending a large exhibit (with measurements).



COOKERY                                            Judge Wendy Trevennor


  1. A Starter, own choice.
  2.  Individual dessert - own choice
  3. Victoria sandwich, rasperry jam filled
  4. 4 Flapjacks
  5. Date and Walnut loaf cake, recipe given.
  6. 4 Panettone buns, recipe given
  7. 4 Viennese fingers, chocolate dipped, un-sandwiched.
  8. 4 Brandy snaps, un-filled
  9. 4 Savoury Tartlets, jam tart size
  10. Cornish Pasty - not more than 7"
  11. 6 Fresh Eggs
  12. For Men only Round of shortbread.



PRESERVES                                       Judge Jackie Martin


  1. 1 jar of marmalade
  2. 1 jar of jam
  3. 1 jar of jelly
  4. 1 jar of lemon curd
  5. 1 jar of chutney
  6. 1 jar of unusual preserve (not chutney)
  7. 1 bottle of fruit flavoured liqueur
  8. 1 jar of light, medium or dark natural crystallised honey







Date and Walnut Loaf Cake


180g dates chopped                                           200g self raising flour

250mls water                                                      1 egg beaten

125g butter                                                           1 teasp vanilla extract

100g caster sugar                                                120g chopped walnuts

1 teasp bicarbonate of soda                     

Grease and flour (approx. 23x13cm) loaf tin.

In a saucepan over medium heat bring dates and water to the boil, stir in the butter and sugar until melted, remove from the heat and add bicarbonate of soda, leave to cool for 10 minutes.

Blend the flour, beaten egg and vanilla extract into date mixture, add chopped walnuts and pour into loaf tin.

Bake in a preheated oven 160c fan, 180c, gas 4 for 50 to 60 minutes, leave to partly cool in tin before turning out onto cooling rack.





Panettone Buns

350 g strong plain flour

2 teaspoons (1pkt) dried yeast

¼ teaspoon salt

30g caster sugar

150g mixed dried fruit

1finely grated lemon rind

50g melted butter

1 egg

200ml warm milk


Beat the egg into the melted butter, add the milk. 

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl add grated lemon rind, add liquid to form a soft dough. Knead well for 10mins, place the dough in a clean lightly greased bowl, cover and leave to prove in a warm place until doubled in size.


When dough is ready turn out onto a floured board and knead. Divide into 12, shape into buns, place on a baking tray and leave to prove again.

Bake 200c. Gas 6 for about 15minutes








 Photography                                       Judge Julia Hobday


See rule 16

  1. On the Move
  2. Reflections
  3. A black and white or sepia print
  4. A close up
  5. Free choice
  6. A digitally enhanced photo of one of your entries in any photo class
  7. A humorous print with caption
  8. 3 photos of the same theme, each no larger than 7 x 5, mounted together



CHILDREN'S CLASSES   (Please state age of child on the entry form)


CHILDREN’S PHOTOS Under 16 years

  1. Free choice
  2. An Animal


CHILDREN’S VEGETABLES                    Judge Owen Hoskin

  1. Any vegetable grown by child under 12 years
  2. Any vegetable grown by child 12 - 16 years
  3. Collection of Vegetables - 4 kinds, space 1ft width by depth of table
  4. Tallest sunflower grown by under 16 year old. To be measured where grown


CHILDREN’S COOKERY                          Judge Jackie Martin

  1. 8yrs and under - 4 Biscuits, Recipe given below
  2. 9 - 11yrs - 4 Melting Moment Biscuits
  3. 12 - 16 years - 4 Sausage Rolls using home made shortcrust pastry



Age - Under 5 years                                   Judges Fay Barrett & Sue Holman

  1. A Face on a paper plate
  2. A Model any medium.
  3. A Decorated orange
  4. 7 flowers in a jam jar


Age 5 - 6 years

  1. Cucumber animal.
  2. A Picture of a Rainbow.
  3. A necklae any medium
  4. Floating Flowers


 Age 7 - 8 years


   111. A Model made from recycled material

   112. A decorated exercise book cover

   113. A healthy packed lunch

   114. A Lego model, not a kit


Age 9 - 11 years

    115. A garden in a seed tray to deict a nursery rhyme

    116. A decorated pebble

    117. A Lego model, not a kit

    118. A handmade party invitation


Age 12 - 16 years

    119. Art, any medium

    120. Craft, any medium





Childrens Biscuit Recipe for Class 100

225g plain flour                       

150g butter                                             

50g caster sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)            

1 tablespoon water


Caster Sugar to sprinkle to make a Glaze


Rub the flour and butter together to make it like breadcrumbs (mix in the Cinnamon if using).

Stir in the sugar and water and knead to a dough.

Roll out thinly and cut into small shapes.


Place on a baking tray, brush them with water and sprinkle with caster sugar,


Oven Temp 180C, 160C Fan, Gas 4



1st, 2nd and 3rd Rosettes will be given to each project which will be displayed upstairs.


DEWEY CLASS       Aged 5 to 7 years


LOVENY CLASS    Aged 7 to 9 years


FOWEY CLASS       Aged 9 to 11 years


ST NEOT NURSERY CLASS Aged 2 to 4 years



St Neot &District Women’s Institute


St Neot & District Women’s Institute


Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in St Neot Village Hall.


Come along and join us it is a great way to meet people in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.

Visitors are welcome.


There are speakers most months, and the May Fayre last weekend in May The annual village show is in August, and there are special outings and a chance to join a variety of classes

in Cornwall or at Denman in Oxfordshire.


Telephone our President Jenny Robinson on

01579 321586

For more details.


WI Programme 2019


August 13th                                 Members evening on Doorstep Green                                   

September 10th                          70th Birthday Celebrations

October8th                                  Jewellery Bead making with Michael Reeves

November 12th                           Herbal Medicine with Karen Werren

December 10th                           Ringing with Bell Plates with Jude Hayes




January 14th                               Blood Bikes

February 11th                              Belly Dancing with Charlotte Richards

March 10th                                  AGM and Social Time



St Neot & District Women’s Institute

Annual Village Show 2019

Entry Form





Please include all of the personnal details below as well as full details of the

Class Number and Description





To print off an application form please Click here




Closing date  is no later than Monday  August 5th 2018


We regret late entries cannot be accepted.


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