Hodder Valley Show

Saturday 10th September 2022

President : Mr Edward Parkinson

at Langden Holme Farm, Dunsop Bridge BB7 3AU

By Kind Permission of The Duchy of Lancaster and The Carr Family

Notice of 2022 Hodder Valley Show Classes 



CBP 1 Fruit Cake -Not Iced (Must follow recipe click here)
CBP 2 4 Pieces of Millionaires Shortbread
CBP 3 4 Raspberry Buns
CBP 4 4 Pieces of Chocolate Brownie
CBP 5 Undecorated Marble Cake - to be judged on Colour mix
CBP 6 4 Ginger Biscuits (Must follow recipe click here)
CBP 7 A Victoria Sandwich Cake- Jam Filled with Castor Sugar Topping
CBP 8 A Pineapple Loaf (Must follow recipe click here)
CBP 9 An individual Lemon Possett presented with a  shortbread biscuit.
CBP 10 Lemon Drizzle Cake (Must follow recipe click here)
CBP 11 An Unbaked Cheesecake
CBP 12 A Savoury Quiche
CBP 13 Worst baking mistake - A Reject Cake (Entries taken on day by Stewards)
CBP 14 4 Savoury Scones
CBP 15 A Sourdough Loaf - no display boards
CBP 16 Any other form of Bread (e.g. Plait, Focaccia Ciabatta)  no display board.
CBP 17 4 Sweet Truffles - judged on taste and presentation
CBP 18 4 buttercream filled Viennese biscuits
CBP 19 A cake made including a Vegetable - please state  vegetable alongside cake
CBP 21 A Decorated Chocolate Cake- judged on taste and decoration
CBP 22 2 Decorated Gingerbread people (U16)
CBP 23 A round of shortbread (U 16) 

Eggs, Preserves and Fudge

EPF 1 4 Fresh Hen Eggs on a Plain White Saucer, extra saucer to be provided
EPF 4 One jar of Jelly (Savoury or Sweet)
EPF 6 One Jar of Chutney
EPF 7 One Jar of Marmalade
EPF 8 One Jar of Jam- Soft Fruit
EPF 9 One Jar of Jam- Hard Fruit
EPF 10 One Jar of Lemon Cheese
EPF 11 6 Pieces of Fudge to be displayed on a side plate
EPF 13 Home-made Fruit Liqueur - tasting glass to be provided by exhibitor
EPF 14 Jar of Preserved Fruit 

Floral Art

Flowers may be purchased for this section.

FA 1 " Going for Gold "
FA 2 An Arrangement in an unusual container
FA 3 An exhibit depicting a pantomime (Title to be displayed)
FA 4 A Floral Ring
FA 5 " Seasons of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness "
FA 6 An arrangement using 3 flowers


Flowers in this section must be grown by the Exhibitor

F 1 Bowl of Mixed Roses (Vases disqualified) Roses must be grown by Exhibitor
F 2 A Single Bloom - any variety
F 3 A Vase of Sweet Peas ( 5 Spikes)
F 4 Vase of Nasturtiums displayed with their leaves
F 5 3 Gladioli Spikes displayed in a vase.
F 6 Basket of Garden Flowers - arranged for effect
F 7 Bowl of Mixed Dahlias- space 90cm x 60cm to be arranged by exhibitor for effect- no extra foliage to be  used
F 8 A Variety of Pink Flowers - displayed in a vase
F 10 A Vase of assorted Garden Flowers
F 12 Cacti or Succulents displayed in a Kitchen Container
F 14 Garden Flowers displayed in a Baked Bean tin (Under 16)
F 16 A bowl of floating flowers (Under 16)

Handicrafts and Art Section

HA 1 Place Mat, Table Mat or Table Runner
HA 2 A Handmade length of Bunting
HA 3 A Miniature Garden on a Dinner Plate
HA 4 Any item or picture in cross stitch
HA 5 A Handmade Platinum Jubilee card
HA 6 A Handmade Bag -Any technique
HA 7 A Soft Toy
HA 8 A Handfelted Picture - can be embellished
HA 9 A Christmas Tree Decoration Any Medium
HA 10 An Item of Patchwork and/or Quilting And/or Applique - please state approx size on Entry Form
HA 11 Dressmaking - any garment
HA 12 Knitting or Crochet or Lace
HA 13 A Pencil, Coloured Pencil or Ink Sketch or Drawing (Max. size A3, max. 2 entries per exhibitor)
HA 14 A Painting in any Media (Max size A3, max 2 entries per exhibitor)
HA 15 An item using recycled materials - Please state size on Entry Form
HA 16 Any kind of Handicraft to be judged on workmanship  and ingenuity


PLEASE NOTE : ALL CLASSES : Photographs will be accepted up to 10" x 12" including mount) AND must be marked on the reverse side with class number or the entry will be disqualified. Professional photographers or professionally taken photographs are excluded from this section.


P 1 Lancashire Landmark
P 2 Abandoned Buildings
P 3 Summer View
P 4 Down by the Water
P 5 A Monochrome View
P 6 Dogs 
P 7 Graffiti or Wall Art
P 8 Any Subject - entrant to be Under 16 years of age
P 9 Spring Colours
P 10 Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Vegetables and Fruit

 Maximum of two entries from a single exhibitor in any one class allowed. All exhibits must be grown by the exhibitor. 

VF 1 Four Pods Of Peas
VF 2 Four Runner Beans
VF 3 Four French Beans
VF 4 Four Broad Beans
VF 5 Six Tomatoes on a Plate
VF 7 One Cucumber
VF 8 One Lettuce with Root
VF 9 One Green Cabbage with Root
VF 10 One Marrow
VF 11 A Vegetable Animal (under 16)
VF 12 Two Roots of Beet with Tops
VF 13 Three Carrots with Tops
VF 14 Two Courgettes
VF 15 Basket/Trug of Produce from your garden greenhouse. Max Size 50cm x 50cm
VF 16 Misshaped Vegetable (entries to be taken on the day)
VF 17 Four Potatoes
VF 19 An Entry of Own Choice from Garden or Greenhouse. One entry per exhibitor.
VF 21 Three Onions
VF 22 Two Leeks

Young Farmers Handicrafts – Open

YFHO 3 A photograph "my favourite animal"
YFHO 4 4 decorated buns - judged on decoration
YFHO 5 A poster for the Queen's Jubilee (max size A4)
YFHO 6 A non-alcoholic summer punch - recipe to be displayed
YFHO 7 A home made pizza
YFHO 8 An edible necklace
YFHO 9 A decoarted welly
YFHO 10 4 chocolate brownies
YFHO 11 A Queen's Jubilee crown - any medium

Young Farmers Handicraft – Slaidburn only

YFHS 1 Any other handicraft item - girls only
YFHS 2 Any other handicraft item - boys only

Hodder Valley Show Children’s Classes 2021

EY (Pre-School)
PS1 – A4 Rubbing PS2 – A3 Painting PS3 – Craft. 3D model/textile max 50x50cm in any direction

FS (Reception)
R1 – A4 Rubbing R2 – A3 Paintng R3 – Craft. 3D model/textile max 50x50cm in any direction

Y12 1 – A4 Rubbing Y12 2 – A4 Painting Y12 3 – A5 Mounted photograph Y12 4 – Craft. 3D model/textile max 50x50cm in any direction

Years 3/4
Y34 1 – A4 Rubbing Y34 2 – A4 Painting Y34 3 – A5 Mounted photograph Y34 4 – Craft. 3D model/textile max 50x50cm in any direction Y34 5 – Handwriting. ‘Daffodowndilly’ by A.A.Milne

Years 5/6
Y56 1 – A4 Rubbing Y56 2 – A4 Painting Y56 3 – A5 Mounted photograph Y56 4 – Craft. 3D model/textile max 50x50cm in any direction Y56 5 – Handwriting. ‘The Mirror’ by A.A.Milne

U16 Open to ALL Children
U16 1 – A Painted stone
U16 2 – Craft. 3D model/textile max 50x50cm in any direction
U16 3 – 4 Muffins with a vegetable as an ingredient
U16 4 – A Christmas decoration made from salt dough
U16 5 – Handwriting. ‘Bed in Summer’ by R.L.Stephenson 


Years 3&4


She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
“Winter is dead.”

By A.A.Milne

Years 5&6

“The Mirror”

Between the woods the afternoon
Is fallen in a golden swoon,
The sun looks down from quiet skies
To where a quiet water lies,
And silent trees stoop down to trees.

And there I saw a white swan make
Another white swan in the lake;
And, breast to breast, both motionless,
They waited for the wind’s caress…
And all the water was at ease.

By A.A.Milne


“Bed in Summer”

In winter I get up at night,
And dress by yellow candle light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people’s feet,
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?

By R.L.Stephenson


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