Swanland Show

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Our Plant and Cake Sale was highly succesful and sincere thanks to everyone who supported us in any way, including our customers. The income raised from this event makes a major contribution towards the cost of running the Show.  We sold out of virtually everything we had to offer although Tony still has some Monkey Puzzle tree seedlings and tomato plants available for those who missed out.

The date of Swanland Show 2018 will be Saturday 8th September and it will be held at St Barnabas Church Hall.  This year's children's classes will be added shortly to the Show Schedule page.

Mary Spink has agreed to present the trophies this year.  Mary's family owned and operated Swanland Nurseries, located to the east of Beech Hill Road, until the business was dissolved and the land sold for redevelopment at the end of 2016. Mary is an expert in pelargoniums and won many prizes for her exhibits at prestigious shows including Harrogate and Chelsea.


We have lost three Committee members over the year so we would like to invite a few others to come on board and join our little band.  The duties are not arduous; three meetings a year plus the Plant Sale and Show Day itself are the principal activities.  If you are willing and able to volunteer your services, even if only to help out on Show Day, please feel free to contact any committee member in person or email me at swanlandshow@gmail.com


GDPR: Data Protection

The UK’s first Data Protection Act was passed in 1984 and the second Act was passed in 1998,
coming into force on 1 March 2000. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was passed in
2016 and comes into force after a two-year preparation period on 25 May 2018. GDPR originated in the European Parliament but will be fully absorbed into UK law regardless of the UK exiting the European Union. The regulation will apply across all EU member states including the Republic of Ireland, where it replaces the Acts of 1988 and 2003.  In view of these imminent changes in data protection laws, I have removed all personal contact details for Committee members in the interim until we have established how best to comply with the new requirements.
I have disabled access to the Guestbook and Contact Us pages of this website so, in the meantime, please channel any enquiries through the generic email address. swanlandshow@gmail.com. Your email details will not be passed on to a third party and will be held only long enough to provide a suitable response to your enquiry. Anyone has the right to have their personal data, including photographs, removed from this website and we will seek to comply with all such requests.  It also means that the personal contact details requested on the Show Schedule entrant form will also need to be treated in the same way and the Schedule wording will necessarily be amended to take this into account.


We are very pleased to announce that Duchy Homes has generously agreed to be our sponsor for this year's Show.

Four of the trophies that were presented will need new bands putting on to the bases.  If the recipients of these trophies (Harrop Cup 13, Pearson Cup 17, Hasberry Cup 24 and Selles Cup 33) would like to return them to Tony Featherstone then we will arrange for the bands to be fitted at our expense.

If you saw the TV programme, you might wish to buy the book - The Great British Village ShowDetails here.

Morrisons the supermarket is giving away used coffee grounds from its cafes.  You can read all about it here.

How to start an indoor vegetable garden - read all about it here

Thought you could grow giant pumpkins? - read all about the new world record squash here.


I have added entries to Nextdoor (the local social media advertising service that replaced Streetlife) with details of the Plant Sale in May and the Show in September.


Advice on growing seed potatoes can be seen here.




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