Preparations are well in hand for the 129th Annual Sturton and Stow Show, to be held on 1st October 2016.
Children, get ahead of the game by planting your entries now! Seeds for the prizewinning longest runner beans and largest sunflower heads need to be planted in May/early June for the best chance of winning, and don’t forget to keep watering!
Entries for the classic vehicle show are already pouring in. If you want to enter your classic vehicle you will need public liability insurance to cover you whilst your vehicle is on the Show site. You can enter now by e-mailing your details to Paul White at firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries are limited to 40 vehicles in total so don’t delay.”
The Chairman and Committee would like to thank everyone who supported the Show in 2015 and to wish everyone
a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
The Show will be on Saturday 1st October 2016.
We hope to see you all there.
Your 2015 Show went smoothly; entries were down on 2014 but on par with 2013. If you have any comments (good or bad) about the Show in general please let our Committee know. If there are classes we haven’t catered for, again let our Committee know so that we can try to improve the Show each year.
Below are a few pictures from Show Day:
President’s Lady, Sharron
Potatoes in a Bucket
Paul White with his latest toy
Paul and Lorraine
Marion setting out her preserves
Hard at Work
Handing out Prize Money
Floral Art preparations
Denzil our Auctioneer
Collection of Fruit
Entry Night ran smoothly again this year with the majority of entries being booked in by 2030 hours; as far as I can remember we have entries from Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Worcestershire, Suffolk, Nottinghamshire, West Yorkshire, Surrey and a few hundred from Lincolnshire – Sturton by Stow, Stow, Upton, Willingham by Stow, Kexby, Lea, Knaith Park, Saxilby, Ingleby, Torksey, North Hykeham, Scampton, Marton, Faldingworth, Lincoln, Gainsborough, Cherry Willingham, Hackthorn, Normanby by Stow to name most of them.
From l-r Rebecca, Anna, Pam
Mike and Ben
Tony and Carol
Chris and Brian
Pam and Lorraine
Exhibitors waiting to book their entries in
Brian and Mervyn
Signing up for entry to the Show is tonight 7-9pm at Sturton Village Hall
Don’t miss out on the chance to enter the Show.
If you cannot get there tonight there is still time to download an entry form from the blog – look under Schedules above and you will see Show Entry Form. This can be downloaded, completed and sent to Pam Rose at the email address on the form to reach her by 9am tomorrow 1st October.
See you there tonight!
The Annual Show of Sturton and Stow Agricultural and Horticultural Association
will be held at
1.30 – 4.30pm 3rd October 2015
Sturton by Stow School and Youth Wing.
Signing up for entries is 7 – 9pm Wednesday 30th September at Sturton Village Hall, by post or by email using the form available on the blog. Schedules available at Sturton Stores and on the blog.
The Show recipes this year are Sausage Rolls for young people 12-16 years of age and Bakewell Tart for the open class. Recipes can be found on the blog and in the Schedule.
Come along and enjoy looking at the entries (and checking if you have won!), visit the various craft stalls, the classic cars, the archery or the birds of prey or enjoy the excellent refreshments provided by the Youth Club.
Come to the auction at the end and perhaps get yourself a bargain!
Be part of this great village tradition.
Admission is 50p (minimum donation) adults and 30p for children.
I’ve had chance to have a look on the internet and found a Mary Berry recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies which should be used for Class 139 in the Sturton and Stow Show. I think I could get his one right!!! If you are 11 or under then this is the class for you:
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
100g/4oz softened butter
75g/3oz caster sugar
50g/2oz light muscovado sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
150g/5oz self raising flour
100g/4 oz plain chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 190 C/Fan 170/ Gas 5
2. Lightly grease 3 baking trays
3. Put butter and sugars into a mixing bowl and beat until evenly blended. Add vanilla extract to beaten egg then slowly add to butter and sugar mix beating well between each addition.
4. Mix in the flour then stir in the chocolate chips.
5. Spoon large teaspoons of mixture onto the prepared baking trays leaving room for the cookies to spread.
6. Bake in pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Watch carefully as these can go from golden to brown very quickly.
7. Leave cookies to cool on the baking tray for a few minutes (but not too long or they stick) then carefully lift onto a cooling rack with a palette knife.