Sponsoring Leek and District Show is probably cheaper than you realise. With over 7,000 people expected, not only is it brand building for your company but you are supporting the local community. Take a look here leekshow.org.uk/sponsorships/ Just fill in the form to register your Interest. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to Thursfields Nurseries for sponsoring the Horticultural section. ... See MoreSee Less
We are extremely grateful for our sponsors support. Without them the show could not exist. In this case Fairways Garden Centre from
Clifton, Ashbourne, are sponsoring our horticulture Section. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less
WI Open Class for Non-members and Children
Why not have a go at our Everyday Fruit Loaf. You don’t have to be a member of a WI to enter. Prizes up for grabs.
Recipe for Everyday Fruit Loaf (for open class)
400g mixed dried fruit
125g butter at room temperature
3 large eggs
60ml (4 tablespoons) milk
1 rounded tablespoon jam (any flavour)
125g soft brown sugar (dark or light)
250g self-raising flour
10ml (2 teaspoons) mixed spice
Preheat oven to 170˚C, 150˚C fan, gas mark 3, 325˚F
Grease or line a 2lb loaf tin
Weigh the fruit in a bowl for later
Put all ingredients except the fruit into a large bowl or your mixer/food processor
Beat together well but don’t overdo it
Scrape the mixture down and mix again
Add the dried fruit and stir in by hand
Carefully put the mixture in the tin and use a knife to make a slight impression in the top of the mixture. This will mean you will have less of a domed top
Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes and test with a skewer. When it comes out clean the cake is done. If not, return it to the oven for 10 minutes and repeat. You may need up to 1 hour 45 minutes
Take the cake out of the oven and leave in the tin for 10 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool
Store in an airtight box when cool ... See MoreSee Less
Looks delicious x
Jenny Twigg ...u cud enter this...x
The Traditional Class ‘Remembering Constance Spry’ is an exhibit not using foam so much better for the environment. These two designs have been arranged using chicken wire but you could use a pin holder as well.
There will be more ideas to follow. If you fancy having a go please downloand the schedule from this link. leekshow.org.uk/flower-section/
Carol and Suzanne would be delighted to answer any queries you may have. ... See MoreSee Less
Ground-level flypast of the Red Barrows at Leek Show!
This year Leek Show will be proud to present the Red Barrows performing their breathtaking ground-level display. Their performances guarantee laughter as they carry out manoeuvres with red wheelbarrows based on those of the RAF Red Arrows...but at a slower speed and at ground level! A fun commentary with music highlights their skills as they perform a series of breathtaking movements. The barrow pilots, dressed in patriotic uniform, are recruited from amongst those living in and around the North East Derbyshire village of Barlow who enjoy making fools of themselves. If you’re in need of ‘a good laugh’ then don’t miss their performance.’ ... See MoreSee Less
Brill. They're really good fun! 😊
Luke Gundog Grice Felicity Grice
You have to love this photo. Just makes me laugh and I don’t know why!
Makes a more pleasing picture than padlocks fastened to a fence
Any news on when then sheep schedule will be released
‘Flower Design’ at Leek Show – the floral art tent which has competitions for beginners and those more experienced.
The Beginners Class ‘Over the Rainbow’ – an exhibit to depict the title. Below are two ideas.
There will be more ideas to follow. If you fancy having a go please download the schedule from the attached link. Carol and Suzanne would be delighted to answer any queries you may have.
leekshow.org.uk/flower-section/ ... See MoreSee Less