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Appledore Village Show 2017

Saturday 16 September in the Village Hall at 12.00pm

Presentation of trophies at 3.00pm

Auction of exhibits at 3.30pm

Our Annual Village Show. A traditional event which allows you to demonstrate your skills and engage in a bit of friendly competition.

 The details of all the sections are still to be confirmed:

•  Three onions
•  Six runner beans
•  Four tomatoes (open)
•  Four cherry tomatoes (open)                                  
•  Three leeks
•  Five shallots (open)
•  Three carrots (open)
•  Three beetroots
•  Two any other vegetable not separately classed
•  Sunday lunch – 4 potatoes, 3 other vegetables (number of each to be decided by competitor), bunch of herbs, vase of flowers from competitors garden.

•  Three dessert apples
•  Three cooking apples                          
•  Three pears
•  Any other fruit (open)

FLOWER SECTION                                               
•  Three stems of any kind of annual
•  Three stems of any kind of perennial
•  Three Dahlias
•  Three Roses
•  A miniature arrangement
•  A green arrangement
•  An arrangement in an unusual container
•  An arrangement to represent ‘sport’
•  A posy for the Queen’s 90th birthday (open)
•  An indoor plant

•  Five cheese scones (open)
•  A decorated sponge cake for the Queen’s 90th birthday
•  Lemon drizzle cake (recipe provided)
•  A savoury quiche
•  Men’s class – A meat pie
•  One jar of chutney (any type)
•  One jar of marmalade (any type)
•  One jar of jam (any type)
•  One jar of jelly (any type)
•  One jar of pickles (any type)
•  One bottle of any homemade beverage
*Please note that cake covers will be provided to display all cookery exhibits

Trophies kindly donated by the Gardening Society
•  Grow the first letter of your name in cress
•  Miniature garden (no larger than a dinner plate)
•  Four biscuits
•  A photo of the seaside
•  Make a birthday card for the Queen’s 90th birthday (open)
•  Colour in a picture from a children’s colouring book

•  Any item of hand embroidery
•  Any one knitted item
•  Any other handicraft item (open)
•  Colour in any pattern from an adults colouring book

•  Colour print – Celebrations (not exceeding 7×5 “)
•  Colour print – Flowers (Not exceeding 7×5”)

•  The longest Runner bean – James Perkins, in memory of his dad, Alan Perkins.
•  The heaviest onion – Graham Selmes.
•  The best plate of four potatoes – Sarah Griffiths, in memory of her mum, Jenny Griffiths.
•  The perfect rose – Miss Mollett’s High Class Tea Room.

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Lemon drizzle cake


  • 1 ½ large eggs
  • 87.5g (3oz) self – raising flour
  • 87.5g (3oz) caster sugar
  • 87.5g (3oz) softened butter
  • ¾ level tsp baking powder
  • Finely grated zest of ½ lemon

For the crunchy lemon icing:

  • 50g (2oz) granulated sugar
  • Juice of ½ lemon

You’ll also need

  • 450g (1 lb) loaf tin, greased and lined



  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºc, gas 4
  2. Beat together the eggs, flour, caster sugar, butter, baking powder and lemon zest until smooth in a large mixing bowl and turn into the prepared tin.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for about 35 minutes, or until golden brown, shrinking away from the sides of the tin and springy to the touch.
  4. While the cake is still warm, make the lemon drizzle topping. Mix together the sugar and lemon juice, and pour over the warm cake.
  5.  Leave to cool a little and loosen the sides of the cake, then lift the cake out of the tin.