Published on 01/26/2018

The village hall was full for this year's flower show, held on Saturday 19 August. Apart from the usual fruit, veg and flower categories, themes included a homemade 90th birthday card, a collage on an animal theme, a homemade holiday postcard and a mini-scarecrow.

A big THANK YOU from the organisers of the 2017 show, Marion Pratt and Bill Robertson, to everyone who exhibited and helped. Particular thanks must go to Sandra Harper and John Askew, who stood down from running the show after 17 years. Thanks also to our entertaining auctioneer, Robert Pyle. A grand total of £436.62 was raised this year and will be donated to the chosen charity, Sampford Courtenay Village Hall. You'll find photos of the event in the Gallery on this website. 


There were 460 entries by 39 exhibitors. Prizes were awarded as follows:

Piper Cup – vegetables: Bill Robertson

President's Cup – homecraft: Jeanette Baker

Hawking Bowl – fruit: Rod Levick

Flowers: Veronica Matthews

Produce: Veronica Matthews

Welcome Cup – first-time entrants: Felicity Sharpe

Leonard Horn Memorial Plate – longest runner bean: Bill Robertson

Dornaford Egg Cup – best eggs: David Wallis

Under 16 Shield: Chloe Baker

Under 12 Shield: Grace Bird

Under 8 Shield: Etta McBride

Christine Marsh Trophy – most points, children's section: Etta McBride

Children under 16 – first-time entrant: Grace Bird

Robertson Cup – best exhibit in show: Bill Robertson

Cleverdon Memorial Cup – overall points winner: Veronica Matthews


An open meeting will be held on Wednesday 11 October (see events calendar) to look at ideas for future shows. Keep an eye out here and on the village notice board for further details. Further information available from