Axmouth Village Show

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Water theme for this year's Show

The theme of Water has been chosen by the committee for this year's Show and based largely on the location of the village and the settings for the Show each year, surrounded by water - the sea, the River Axe and of course the village brook. 

Many of the classes have been set with this theme in mind and we hope it will inspire many more exhibitors to enter these classes. 

Guests of Honour Announced

The special guests of honour this year to open the Show will be Mr Ernest Fox and his wife Hildegard.

Mr Fox is a former headmaster of Colyton Grammar School, and they have both been closely associated with the village, especially the Church for many years now. 

Village Show Chairman, Robert Sweetland said - "Its an honour to have them to support our Show in this way. Mr Fox has a very strong link to the village and he was also my headmaster at one time!"

Welcome to the 71st Show!

New Chairman, Robert Sweetland is taking up the helm for this year's Show having served many years on the committee. 

Robert said "I take real pride in being elected Chairman for this year and I am looking forward to working with the committee and our wider group of volunteers to make sure we have another great village event. Anyone who wants to offer their help in organising and running the Show will be very welcome."

Events for 2012

 

Programme of Events

28thJuly 2012

All Events take place between 1.45pm and 5.00pm

All timings are approximate and may be subject to change

 

Show Opening by Mr H & Mrs N Sweetland at 2pm

 

Children’s Fancy Dress Competition

Led by Charlie our resident Scottish piper

 

Judging 1.45pm, Parade 2.10pm

 

“Bernie Bennett” Comedy tightrope act

2.30pm & 3.45pm

 

3.00pm “Confidance troop” dance routine

 

Sports Day races

for all ages from 3.25pm – 3.45pm

 

“Devon Bird” will be playing throughout the day

 

4.30pm Balloon Race release

 

4.45 – 5pm Grand Draw

followed by Auction of donated Exhibits/Produce.

 

Refreshment Tent provided by Axmouth WI throughout the Show,

and licensed bar open all day, on the end of the marquee.
Stalls include:

Home Produce - Local Crafts - Tombola

Cup cakes - 2nd hand Books - Plants

 

Displays include:

Thatching - Axe One Design Yachts - Vintage vehicles

 

Competition Exhibits Display in the Marquee

Between 2.00pm and 4.15pm

 

Children’s Entertainment throughout the Show

Punch & Judy - Pets Corner 

Bouncy Castle, Teacups ride

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Evening entertainment, Main Marquee 8pm with bar

 

"The Doo-Dahs"

A superb 4 piece band playing a range of music from Soul to Rock n' Roll; music to sing and dance to.  Front Man and over the top Fast Freddie from the Be Bop Daddies and Dave Somers on guitar from Raven …......A match made in Devon !!!

 

Supporting Act 1:      The Barries

Duo - Mike and Debbie..... with Mike's unique guitar tones and Debbie adding that Kylie touch .

Supporting Act 2:      Soundproof

A young talented 5 piece band from Lyme Regis

 

 

Tickets £7.50 in advance £10 on the door

Tel: 01297 22747

May Day Coffee Morning - Ship Inn

 

The May Day coffee morning will be held on Monday 7th May from 10am, as the Ship Inn, Axmouth

This event has become a key part of the preparations and fund-raising for the Village Show and once again you can look forward to a selection of stalls, activities and fun for all.  We are hoping to dig out the May Pole once more - any volunteers for the dance very welcome!

 

May Day Coffee Morning - Monday 7th May 2012 10am at the Ship Inn

A selection of stalls, activities and fund-raising for our Village Show. The new schedule will be on sale and further details of plans for the Show 2011 will also be announced. 

Message from our Chairman

 

This year it is the 70th annual Axmouth Flower and Produce show.

 

As the Olympics are being staged in this country we have chosen this as the theme. All the prizes will be awarded a Gold, Silver and Bronze to join in.  The races that we have at the show will be in the spirit of the Olympics,

and so will be the fancy dress. There will be lots going on for children at the show including Professor Radd, Punch and Judy and of course the main act. To liven up the show in the afternoon this year, we have “Bernie Bennett” with his hilarious tight rope acts and fantastic costumes.

 

In the evening we have some brilliant bands organised by and including local top class entertainer Dave Somers with “The Doo-Dahs”

We are looking forward to another fantastic evening in the marquee.

 

If you have some time to spare and would like to be more involved in helping with running the show then please contact John on 01297 24780 and you will be most welcomed. Please check the schedule well in advance as changes have been made, like the new honey class.  Don’t forget that the Children’s garden, and Wildlife garden need to be entered for judging the week before the show.

If you feel you need any advice on showing then please contact any of the committee members and they will be pleased to point you in the direction of some of our seasoned exhibitors.

 

We wish you good luck if you are exhibiting and an excellent day to all visiting us.

 

Carl Northcott,   CHAIRMAN

Village Show Annual General Meeting

The A.G.M. for the Village Show is now being planned for Tuesday 1st November 2011 at the Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm. 

The Committee is looking forward to welcoming new members who can help with the planning and running of the event in the coming years, and particularly local people who can bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm for our wonderful annual celebration. 

Message from the Chairman

 

Welcome to the 69th annual Axmouth Flower and Produce show.

 

This year the theme we have chosen is the International Year of Forests. We have some new classes including driftwood sculptures and some old favourite classes have been reintroduced. Also, hoping to keep up with times, we have introduced a new video class. Don’t forget that the Children’s gardens, Wildlife garden and new video entries need to be entered for judging the week before the show.

We have been very lucky to have had the same judges for many years, however this year we have a number of new faces, who have kindly agreed to join our judging panel. Mrs Fanzo from Axe Valley Community College will be judging our cakes and crafts. Mrs Pennington, Mrs Holland & Mrs Coburn, all from the Lyme Photographic Club, will judge the photographs and some of the Children’s section.  Mrs Lee from the Colyton Flower Arrangers Association has agreed to judge the floral exhibits.

Mrs Pountney is once again going to judge the front gardens and the chidren’s section and the long standing Mr Hurford will be judging the vegetables, fruit and flowers. Plus, Mrs Milland and Mr Calvert will be judging the wildlife and children’s gardens the week prior to the show. It is an honour that these judges choose to give their time so freely to us and we are very grateful.

I would like to say on behalf of every one, a VERY big thank you to the recently retired judges:  Mrs Maguire and Mrs Scriven for  judging the cakes and Crafts, Mrs Brockman for judging the floral exhibits, Mrs Baggins for judging the photographs and Dr & Mrs Coulthard for judging the children’s section. We shall miss you all and your hats, and hope that you will continue to visit us. 

In the afternoon this year, back by popular demand, is “The Mighty Smith” Strongman. Then in the evening we have a brilliant band, “Funk Soul Brothers”.

A professional Bristol-based 6 piece band established in 1993 with guitar, bass, drums, sax, trumpet and a fabulous singer, who love to play classic soul and funk music that gets parties partying and folks dancing!  Back once again, by popular demand, “That 70’s band” will be supporting them.  We are looking forward to another fantastic evening do in the marquee.

 And so, on with the Show.  Please check the schedule well in advance as changes have been made.  We wish you good luck if you are exhibiting and an excellent day to all visiting us.

Carl Northcott, CHAIRMAN

May 2nd Coffee Morning - Ship Inn

Thanks to the kind offer of the Ship Inn, the traditional May Day coffee morning will be held there on Monday 2nd May from 10am. 

This event has become a key part of the preparations and fund-raising for the Village Show and once again you can look forward to a selection of stalls, activities and fun for all.  We are hoping to dig out the May Pole once more - any volunteers for the dance very welcome!

 

May Day Coffee Morning - Monday 2nd May 2011 10am at the Ship Inn

A selection of stalls, activities and fund-raising for our Village Show. The new schedule will be on sale and further details of plans for the Show 2011 will also be announced. 

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