Results – Big Do 2012

Here are the results for the Big Do in the Field 2012.  Congratulations to all winners  – and to those who didn’t quite make it! 

Fancy dress competition: all of them winners!


1st        Old Mother Hubbard – Kathryn & Molly

2nd       Vampires – Daisy & Emma

3rd        Spanish Senorita – Tabitha

Highly Commended:

-> Pumpkin – Eva

-> Princess – May

-> Batman – Ben



Under 4           Ben (after a false start by all competitors!)

5 – 8                Will

9 – 11              Hector


U4                   Ben

5 – 8                Daisy

9 – 11              Olivia


U5                   Edward

5 – 8                Jessie

9 – 11              Juliette

Champion of Champions – Charlotte & Gemma


Class 1: Young Handler –  Charlotte & Gemma

Class 3: Dog with waggiest tail – Emma & Kynance

Class 4: Best non-pedigree –  Alan & Pinto

Class 5: Best condition dog – Bettina & Coco

Class 6: Best puppy, under 1 year – Kellen & Timber tied with Esme & Rosie

Class 7: Best veteran, 8 years and over – Poppy & Blau

Class 8: Best rescue dog – Melanie & Anya

Class 9: Most obedient dog: sit, stay, walk to heel, recall  – Charlotte & Gemma

Champion of Champions – Charlotte & Gemma


First class for class 1  – in  the annual vegetable, flower and handicraft show

1. Presentation of four different seasonal vegetables 2ft x 2ft space – Lynda Small *

2. 4 Potatoes – Lynda Small *

3. 2 Lettuces (with roots)

4. 6 Shallots – John Jory

5. 3 Courgettes – Alison Goodman

6. 6 Pods of peas

7. 3 Beetroot – Andrew Lane

8. 6 Radish

9. Plate of Soft Fruit (12 berries) – Lynda Small *

10. 5 Carrots (with foliage) – Lynda Small (also Best in Category) *

11. 6 Runner Beans or 8 French Beans or 6 Broad Beans – Alison Goodman


Blooming brilliant – best in category

12. Flowering pot plant – Brenda Jory (also Best in Category)

13. Non-flowering pot plant – Sarah Mitchell

14. 3 Roses (can be more than one variety) – June Goodair

15. 3 Dahlias – Lynda Small *

16. Vase of annuals – Hannah Mustoe

17. Vase of herbaceous perennials – Jasmina Goodair

18. Vase of attractive foliage – Gill Keast

FLORAL ART—12” X 12” space allocated

19. Arrangement “Diamond Jubilee” – Henry Jory


20. SET RECIPE   Spiced Bramley Apple Cake – Gill Keast

225g Unsalted butter, softened
180g Light Muscovado sugar
300g Plain flour
2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
4 Medium eggs
2  Bramley apples, peeled, cored and cubed
1tsp each of Ground cinnamon / ground nutmeg / ground cardamom
200 ml Crème Fraiche
For the Topping
1 Bramley apple, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tbsp               Lemon juice
2 tbsp               Golden caster sugar
2 tbsp               Smooth marmalade
Pre-heat oven to 180o C / 160o C Fan / Gas 4
Grease and line the bottom of a 20cm spring form deep tin with baking paper.
Place butter and sugar in a large bowl, beat until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time and continue to beat until light and fluffy.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt.  Add the flour into the butter mixture in 3 batches alternating with the crème fraiche.
Toss apples with the three spices and fold into the mixture.
Pour the batter into the baking tin.  Smooth the top.
Winning jams
For the topping place the apples in a bowl and add the lemon juice.  Toss lightly and drain.  Add the caster sugar, toss again being careful not to damage them.  Arrange the slices on top of the cake and bake for about 1 hour—1 hour 15 mins or until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the middle.  If the top begins to darken too much cover the cake with baking paper.
Remove cake from oven.  Let it cool for 10 mins in tin and then turn out on to a cooling rack.  Warm up the orange marmalade and brush it all over the top of the cake.

21. Jar of jam—any variety – Lynda Small *

22. Jar of marmalade—any variety – Brenda Jory (also Best in Category)

23. Jar of jelly—any variety

24. 6 Hens’ eggs – Liz Lane

Pencil sketch winner


25. Item of fabric based craft – Diane Wells (also Best in Show!)

26. Item of non-fabric based craft – Sue Rogers

27. Any knitted item – Monica Smeeth

28. Photography—” Machinery” – Lynda Small *

29.  Pencil sketch – Patrick Lane

30. Watercolour – Gill Keast

31. Oils / acrylic – Ann Moore



Under three years old

32. Garden on a saucer 6” diameter

Four to six years old

33.    Animal made from one or more vegetables – Daisy Rogers

Seven to ten years old

34.   Photography— “My Breakfast” – Kathryn Mustoe

* A “Small” contribution made for the taking away of the ‘Most Points in Show’ Cup!

Judges’ note:  for future reference to all prospective competitors next year it is very, very important to READ the SHOW SCHEDULE – failure to follow it can result in your entry not being judged!!

Thanks go to everyone who participated –   see you next year!

See also:  photos from Big Do 2012


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