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South Hill Horticultural Show, 57th Year


Flower Show_Page_01aOpen to ALL and a must on the parish calendar.

10p entry fee per class or Children 5p

Last date for entries August 15th when you can go to Golberdon hall with your entry forms and money between 6:30pm – 7:30pm.

The FULL schedule is available here….     and a hard copy can be picked up from The Show committee members listed on the inside page.

Classes include:

Floral Art, Cut Flowers, Pot Plants, Vegetables, Fruit, Cookery, Preserves, Handicraft, Children’s classes and Photography.

There really is something for Everyone.

The Cookery item that attracts a lot of interest and entries is class 71 where the show committee give the recipe and method of a given cake, yet the results are always so different.

THIS YEAR it’s a Boiled Cake and here are the details:

Boiled Fruit Cake

Recipe & Method

  1. Into a large saucepan add 4oz margarine or butter, 6oz caster sugar, 6oz currants, 6oz sultanas, 2oz mixed peel, 8 fl oz water, 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, 1 heaped teaspoon mixed spice; bring to a rolling boil and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Cool the mixture for 15 minutes, stirring often, before gradually adding 2 large beaten eggs followed by 4oz plain flour, 4oz self-raising flour & a pinch of salt.
  3. Stir well then turn into a greased & lined 2lb loaf-tin.
  4. Bake in the oven for 1 hr 15 minutes at 140°C.

Good Luck!

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Life On The Farm


by Claire Pethick (M H Pethick Contractors, South Hill)

Well, what a busy time of year this is.  All different types of agricultural activities happening; crop preparation, harvesting.  As many are aware, the type of work which is to be carried out is solely dependent on the season and the weather.  I am writing this article to explain what agricultural goings-on are happening here at Church Park, when, and why.

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