Martinstown Garden and Craft Show 2018

Sunday 19th August 2017 in the Village Hall.

There will be some new Classes this year including Fruit Vodka which can be made with any fruit so it is something that you could be doing now whilst the weather is still not good enough for gardening.

The Schedule and Entry forms will be available in the late spring. However the Class for growing a seed potato in a container requires early preparation. If you would like to try to grow some like those below, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01305 889189 to reserve you potato which will be available at the end of February.  


Martinstown Garden and Craft Show 2017 - REPORT

Sunday 20th August 2017 in the Village Hall. 

IMG 1935It just shows how much attention to detail the judges give to the exhibits when some of them ran well over their allotted judging time and were still having lunc

h when the first visitors to the show arrived, bang on opening time. The atmosphere in the hall was very quiet and serious during judging and of course, without their contribution, the Show could not happen. Because we don’t see them at work they are not always fully appreciated (especially by the people who haven’t won!) but we are all very grateful for their efforts.

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This year’s show was exceptionally colourful with some spectacular exhibits. Sally Webb’s fine flower display in a basket was a show stopper and there were several others, but the outstanding class this year was probably ‘small fruited cherry-type tomatoes’. These were very shiny and in every imaginable colour for a tomato, from yellow through orange and red, to Mike Beesley’s almost black beauties, cleverly presented in an egg box.

A dear lady of exceptional vintage, Mrs. Ethel Barnes, was the judge for the Chairman’s Cup. She selected the best exhibit, in her opinion, from any class and picked a single vibrant red gladiolus grown by Eileen Fisher. It was certainly a bloom of distinction and good to have a winner from the Garden section as in previous years, the winners of this trophy have come from Crafts. Chairperson Ann Priddle and her team would like to thank the many helpers who turn out every year to support the Show. Numbers of visitors and exhibitors were slightly up this year, so we plan to return to continue with a
Sunday next year so please note the date: Sunday 19th August 2018 – See you there!

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Trophy Winners 2017:

King Trophy – Michael Parmiter
Rylestone Trophy – Sheena Mayo
Dennis Legg Trophy – Keith Eagleton
Basil Malyon Cup – Keith Eagleton
Ralph Bowering Plate – Keith Eagleton
Eileen Brotherton Plate – Margaret Hearing
Winterbourne Trophy – Rebecca Harrington
Hillier Trophy – Sally Webb
Balston Trophy – Rosie Duke
Preserves Cup – Rosie Duke
Brewers Arms Cup – Jan Griffiths
WI Art Cup – Sue Nuttall
Craft Trophy – Rosie Duke
Knitting Trophy – Barbara Eagleton
Steepleton Manor Trophy – Richard Evans
Bilbo Baggins Cup – Eleanor Duke
Chris Taylor Cup – Amber Taylor
Chairman's Cup – Eileen Fisher



Tuesday, 14 08 2018

The next Martinstown Garden and Craft Show will be held on SUNDAY 19th August 2018 at the Village Hall

The Show Schedule which will be published in April/May 2018. 

There will be some exciting new additions to the Classes and all of the old favourites too.