65th Brompton Regis Show and Gymkhana
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Dog Show is Entry on the Day
Brompton Regis Show and Gymkhana – 18th August.
Firstly, please go straight to your diary and make sure the 18th August is written in ink there! The Show is one of the main events of the Brompton Regis calendar – and this year we will be 65 years old. Quite an achievement. Without your entries, your support, your help and your presence there, it wouldn’t be able to continue.
The schedules are printed, that’s for the Vegetable, Flower, Cookery, Handicraft and Egg Shows. Make sure you collect yours from the Village Shop. And the schedule for the Horse Show & Gymkhana can be downloaded from the village website: www.bromptonregis.com – just click on ‘BR Show’. You’ll also find the other schedules there along with entry forms to download. So now you’ve run out of excuses not to take part! Just complete and return the entry forms to the box in the Village Shop – by 1pm on Tuesday 14th August. All entries will be taken on the day for the Dog Show and the Horse Show and Gymkhana.
If you’ve not entered the show before, why not have a go? For the Cookery Show, you could enter that jar of marmalade you were so chuffed with? Or perhaps your ever popular lemon drizzle cake. For children there’s lots to make and do – six biscuits? Easy peasy.
Those roses look so promising – so why not nurture them and enter them in the Flower Show? or for those aged 9 or under – how about a simple arrangement of grasses in a jam jar. So quick to do! And if those runner beans look like they’re galloping along and getting longer by the day – enter them in the longest runner bean class in the Vegetable Show, and for those with feathered friends – keep an eye out for a misshapen or unusual chicken egg for the Egg Show!
Then there’s the chance to get really creative with the Handicraft Show – how about that seasonal photo of Exmoor (Spring or Summer) you took – and for under 16s, have a go at Pasta Art, a new class for this year. There are lots of classes in all the Shows for everyone to have a go. Just pick up a schedule and get planning!
Now – a plea: for all those trophy and cup winners from last year’s Show, it’s time to dust down your award, get it engraved (if relevant) and hand it back to the Show organiser – (details of the Show organisers are in the schedules), or if it’s easier, you can hand them into me or drop them off at the Village Shop. It’s really important that we have all the cups and trophies back as soon as possible so we can check them over and make sure they’re ready to present to this year’s winners. And of course, you’ll be making space for another trophy to be won this year!
Lastly, I know I’m repeating myself, but please keep a look out for items you could donate – for the Bric-a-Brac stall, the Auction of Promises, the Raffle and Tombola, the Bottle Stall and of course, the Plant Stall. Remember, all contributions to the Show go towards generating much needed funds for local good causes.
Don’t forget, if you would like to offer your help either before or on the day, or for the future, do please get in touch. You will be very welcome!
Su Elsden, Show Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org – 01398 371473
Call for Sponsors
Many locals and visitors enjoyed another wonderful Show last year though weather forced the cancellation of the equine events. Our sponsors made a record contribution to its success with seven local voluntary organisations benefiting from the subsequent grants.
We are very grateful for the support of our donors and are hoping that their generosity and the volunteers’ hard work will again make this year’s Show a day to remember.
Whether or not you already help in one way or another, if you are not currently a sponsor and would like to become one, your contribution will be most welcome. Any sum is gratefully received; donations have ranged from £10 to £150.
Please make cheques payable to ‘Brompton Regis Show’ and send to Phil Barnard at Redcross Farm, Brompton Regis, TA22 9NH. Or, you may prefer to pop a cheque or cash in an envelope and leave it in the Show Box at the Village Shop. Please include your name and address so we can acknowledge our thanks in the Show Programme and on the Sponsors Board at the Show itself.
We greatly appreciate any help you may be able to give in support of our very special, real country Show. Thank you.
Phil Barnard (Sponsorship Secretary).