The Festival

West Pennard Primary School

Pilton Show Weekend

PILTON SHOW COMMITTEE were shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Chairman Hugh Berry in April. Under his steady, humorous leadership the Show has survived all weathers and various transitions but none so surprising as this. He will be much missed. However, the Show will go ahead as planned on 2nd and 3rd September.

To prepare your entries for the Flower Show, please look at the website detailing the schedule for all classes – entry forms will be available on line from August.


We would like to revive the idea of stalls of handcrafts Made in Pilton, as there are many talented crafts makers and artists in the village now.  If you would like to take space on the field please provide your own gazebo or if you would prefer to be in the marquee we need to know in advance to plan space.  All we ask is a 10% contribution to Show funds.   This would be from 2-5 pm on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd September .  Please contact Jenny on or 890465 before 21st  August. Apologies but limited to Pilton Makers only!


The Committee thanks everyone who contributed in any way to a successful weekend. With something for all ages, one comment was “It’s been a fantastic weekend and a real celebration of the best of village life!”

Flower Show entries were up 10% and 99 entrants received awards or certificates. Most sections were up, the largest increase, pleasingly, in children’s sections. Pilton mainstay Sue Green presented the trophies: for a full list of special trophy, section cup and class winners see

We were blessed by sunshine on Saturday so everyone was in a good mood – hours outdoors in warm sunshine made people happier, and this continued for the evening Barn Dance, where dancers aged from 3 to 80 twirled around.

Blighted by rain on Sunday, the Cricket Match unfortunately was cancelled but a noisy Tug of War happened regardless. On a calmer note, the Thanksgiving Service was well attended; the collection went to flood victims in Bangladesh.

Please bring your comments and enthusiasm to the AGM on Wednesday 8th November at 7.00 pm at the Village Hall, followed by cheese and wine. Anyone interested is invited, particularly if wishing to become involved: you would be more than welcome.

Pilton Show Committee


Copies of 2018 calendar on the theme of Wildlife in Pilton are still on sale at Pilton Post Office or from Jenny (890465). Our late Chairman, Hugh Berry, loved birds and animals so we have tried to include some of his favourite creatures and places, in thankful tribute and dedicated to his memory.

Unfortunately the first batch has been printed with errors, so please could anyone who purchased copies at Pilton Show whom we have not yet managed to trace phone Jenny ASAP to receive a replacement copy.

From March 2018 details of all Classes for Entries for this year's Flower Show along with results from previous years will be on the website. Please click the link below

2017 Grant Allocations

PILTON SHOW COMMITTEE welcome newcomers to the village and invite interested parties to become involved with fresh ideas and input towards the 2018 Show. Details of meetings in Roundabout but please contact Jenny in advance (01749 890465)


For 2019, the theme will be THE SEASONS: so please could all keen photographers keep snapping (or checking archives) and we will ask for submissions to prepare design next May. Images must be horizontal and taken in Pilton.

PILTON SHOW 1st September 2018

We hope you are preparing your FLOWER SHOW entries – please look at the website for full schedule and classes which will go live early August for entry forms. Programmes contain  Flower Show entry forms for those unable to do online entries Please complete forms, print out and bring with your entries to the marquee.

Pet Show classes are only available in the Show programme available priced £1 from the Post Office, Crown, PWMC and committee members.  Pet Show classes need no pre-entry: just turn up with your animal on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm.  Kindly sponsored by Delaware Vets, Castle Cary.

List of stallholders for your kind donations


Emporium  (Bric-a-brac, furniture, ANYthing except clothes or books

 in good condition and working order)

Ruth Eavis (890607) or Jenny de Gex (890465)

Please phone before delivery as swallows are in residence

so items left risk being damaged!

Books    c/o Jenny (above) for storage but preferably not until August

Queries to Marj Sumner (890534)

No large deliveries on the day: small bags only, please

Large loads and last deliveries before August Bank Holiday Monday

Children  Rachel Rogers (890735) and Val Dixon (890950)   or c/o Jenny

Nearly New, good quality clothes (no jumble please!)

Sandra House (890427) or Jean Warry (890434)

Bottle Stall  DONATIONS please to Molly Gingell (899136)

at St. Christopher’s or c/o Post Office  

Stall manned on the day by Carl Pierce & Catherine Worrall (890900)

Pilton Pantry Gill Eavis (890468)

Plants and Garden Produce   Jo Leworthy (899545)

A plea for plants and produce – all contributions welcome,

vegetables and herbs as well as plants and shrubs

Please help save time and energy by separating your kind donations

for each stall even if delivering centrally

Helpers also needed to stand in for stallholders

for short stints on the day:  please contact Ruth Eavis (890607)



The committee warmly thanks all who made the weekend such a success: many positive comments were received.

Displays by Xtreme Falconry’s birds of prey enthralled young and old alike, as did comic juggling by Haggis Macleod.

There was more for children: stone carving workshops led by local mason Rod Bale; the Rubbish Art Project made mosaics from recycled materials; the Pre-School area had various activities and on Sunday, a Treasure Hunt.

Flower Show entries were slightly down, unsurprising given the hot summer thus difficult growing conditions. Yet children’s entries were up. Maurice Davies, wearing three hats simultaneously, presented the trophies. shows all the winners.

The Barn Dance was according to musicians Rapscallion was “possibly the best year yet for the ceilidh and we enjoyed playing for such an enthusiastic bunch.” Sunshine continued for Sunday: a fun Pet Show was well attended and many smiling happy faces or their dogs wore rosettes, thanks to Delaware Vets of Castle Cary for sponsorship.

The Tug of War was pulled between local teams, including laughing children when they were not Treasure Hunting. The weekend concluded at the Church.

Please bring your comments, positive or negative, to the AGM on Wednesday 7th November at 7.OO pm at the Village Hall, followed by cheese and wine. Anyone interested is invited, particularly if you wish to become involved.

Jenny de Gex, Pilton Show Committee


Next year’s calendar on the theme of The Seasons is now available, priced at £5.50 from Pilton Post Office when open, or from Jenny (890465). Including images by prize-winners or judges at the Show past or present, the printers thought it the best we’d produced yet!

For 2020 the theme will be the Show itself as it celebrates its 50th anniversary on the Playing Field in 2019. Please look in your old albums or archives and let us see what might be available. Any suggestions in small files/low res only to


If you represent a Pilton organization and would like to apply for a Show Grant, please obtain an Application Form from the Post Office or from the Show Treasurer. Paul Warry (890434). Completed forms should be returned to Paul by 31st October.

Paul Warry


Wednesday 7th November at 7 pm in the Worthy Room, PWMC, followed by cheese and wine. All are welcome, particularly newcomers with fresh ideas!

LOST PROPERTY from Pilton Show remains unclaimed – for details please see (under Pilton Show heading) or if you lost anything at all, phone Jenny (890465)