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Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

Summer Show, 2011

Photos from the show - fun for all the family.

Every July, we hold a Summer Show at the Uplyme Village Hall and Playing Field. For 2011 it's the 82nd Show, and will be held on Saturday, 16th July between 2.00 to 5.00 pm. Entrance 1.50, and car parking is free.

Stop Press: our Summer Show promises to be even more exciting than usual this year. Not only will it be filmed for a forthcoming River Cottage TV show, but, in conjuntion with River Cottage, there are two free special classes for tasty veg. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall will be entering the show as a competitor, and a River Cottage food stall will be in attendance with all sorts of delicious dips to taste.

There will be free train rides for all too - the Weymouth & District Model Engineering Society will be setting up their portable passenger-carrying steam railway to give rides to visitors at the Summer Show. Calling all steam enthusiasts, for the first time trains have run in Uplyme since the Lyme Regis branch closed in 1965!

The 82nd Summer Show is at 2pm on 16th July 2011, at Uplyme Village Hall. Don't miss it!

Download an entry form, and also a form for the extra free classes here (PDF files).

train carrying passengers General view of show marquee

In the marquee, exhibitors will be competing for cups and small cash prizes, for fruit, flowers and vegetables, floral exhibits, home produce, photography, and handicrafts.

On the field, you'll find a wide range of horticultural and charity stalls, games and competitions, musical entertainment and dancing displays - and of course, the raffle. In the hall, the society will be serving teas, coffees and refreshments.

Programme of events

8.00 am The marquee will open to exhibitors to stage their entries.
10.15 am The marquee will be closed to exhibitors.
10.30 am Judging will commence.
2 pm Show opens
2.30 pm Family Dog Games (fun classes for family pets)
3.15 pm Children's Races on the field
4.45 pm Presentation of Awards and Raffle Draw
5 pm (approx.) Exhibits may be removed

general view of outside stalls on field

Find out more

Members get a schedule in January/February/March, but they are not on sale to the general public till June. The schedule contains detailed notes on awards, recipés, judges etc., as well as a full list of the classes that you can enter. It also includes the official entry form.