Monday 13 December 2010

Christmas Fayre 2010

Despite the horrible wintry weather there was a good turnout at the Christmas Fayre on Sunday.

Lots of children got to see Father Christmas in his Grotto.

Approximately £220 was made by the Fayre, which will go towards village hall maintenance. We'd like to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who helped run the Fayre and to everyone who donated prizes and goodies - we couldn't do it without you!

All material © Philip Stone 2010

Thursday 25 November 2010

Product Show - Notes for Exhibitors

Huttons Ambo Flower & Produce Show


  1. Exhibits must be entered between 10.00 am and  12.30 pm on the day of the Show.
  2. Only Flower Arrangements may be taken into the Hall by exhibitors.


  1. Read the schedule carefully and check that your entry has the right number of beans, flower stems etc!
  2. Onions should be dressed, which means roots cut short and stem cut, folded and tied. They should also have flaking skin layers removed.
  3. Beetroot should have leaf stalks cut to a few inches and be tied in a bunch.  Keep roots on to avoid bleeding.
  4. Carrots should also have their tops cut short.
  5. Courgettes Most judges prefer the flowers left on.
  6. Tomatoes should  be displayed with the calyx left on.
  7. Flowers may be exhibited in any container: vase, jam jar etc. Display by gathering in a loose band or stuffing the container with wet newspaper.
  8. Flower arrangements Neat bindings are important.  Avoid foil if possible.
  9. Bread should be baked the day before the show if possible.
  10. Preserves should be labelled, including date.  Jars should not carry any visible proprietary brand name.  Make sure lids don’t smell of the jars’ previous contents!!
  11. Children’s Classes Entries must show the age of the exhibitor.
This can be downloaded here as a Word document here: Notes For Exhibitors (Word)
or here as an Adobe pdf file Notes For Exhibitors (PDF)

Huttons Ambo 2010 Christmas Fayre

Father Christmas comes to Huttons Ambo again for the 2010 Christmas Fayre, on Sunday 12th December 2010 from 2pm to 4pm.

Children can visit Father Christmas in his grotto...

 ...and for the grown-ups there will be gift stalls, cake stalls, refreshments (mince pies and mulled wine) and a bumper raffle with two Christmas Hampers.

And of course the famous bottle game.

New Site

Because of some technical problems with hosting the village website, I've temporarily converted it into a blog. If it works out then we might keep it this way.

Past Produce Show Schedules

The Produce Show has been held continuously since 1955 and in that time the schedules have changed to reflect gardening and produce tastes and design tastes as well. Here are two old schedules, from 1955 and 1982 for you to compare. We hope to post more old schedules as time permits.

1955 Schedule (Adobe pdf format)

1982 Schedule Cover (Adobe pdf format)