** Kent County Show 2015 **
First and foremost the Committee would like to say a big thank you to the members who gave up their time to help with what was a hugely successful event. Thanks must also go to the K.C.A.S. for their support of our Poultry Section. The comments from the general public and the Society made all the hard work worthwhile.
The entire show had a real buzz, with Countryfile and the Red Arrows on Friday and with more emphasis on agriculture and the countryside the Society are to be congratulated on the direction that Kent Show is heading.
The display area with the theme “Poultry keeping in the Garden of England” was very ambitious but with everyone pulling together it looked amazing. We were very fortunate to have the support from many local companies and individuals who donated materials for different sections of the build.
The marquee was packed each day and during Friday, which is the quiet day; a count of 200 people in ten minutes gives you some idea of the popularity of the poultry section.
Thank you to our judges and Stewards over the three days. One of our judges commented that with the public so interested and in close proximity it was like being in a goldfish bowl!
Thanks also to our exhibitors who, although slow to enter at first, came up with a bumper entry for both the Poultry Show and the newly appointed Regional Egg Show.
Congratulations must go to all the prize-winners but especially to Jackie Bishenden for her Best in Show.
Jackie works tirelessly for the club and so richly deserved her win with one of her treasured Calls.
Results as follows:
MEMBERS EGG SHOW FRIDAY 10TH
Judge : Mrs M Embry
BEST EGGS AND RESERVE BEST EGGS: A & S DRAY.
BEST CONTENTS: S LANGDON-DOWN.
POULTRY AND EGG SHOW SATURDAY 11TH
Judges : Mr A Brooker. Mr J Owen.
BEST IN SHOW: JACKIE BISHENDEN. BEST WATERFOWL. WHITE CALL DRAKE.
RESERVE: GARETH MITCHELL. BEST S/F LARGE. LACED WYANDOTTE PULLET.
BEST H/F LARGE: L HINE OXFORD.
BEST H/F BANTAM: C & S FULLER OEG.
BEST S/F BANTAM LIGHT: J WILLIAMS SILKIE.
BEST S/F BANTAM HEAVY: R ROFF ORPINGTON.
BEST TRUE BANTAM: J BISHENDEN PEKIN.
BEST RARE: H VICENTE TRANSYLVANIAN NAKED NECK.
BEST JUVENILE: M SIMMONS.
BEST EGGS: S LANGDON-DOWN.
P.C.G.B. REGIONAL EGG SHOW Sunday 13TH
Judges : Mr D Elvey Mr A Stockwin Mr S Clout
BEST EGGS: R HISCOCK PLATE 6 BANTAM
RESERVE: F HAMS PLATE 3 LARGE FOWL
SUPREME LARGE FOWL EGG : SEAN LANGDON-DOWN
PLATE OF WATERFOWL OR TURKEY EGGS : J HANNAM
SUPREME WATERFOWL EGG : PRINCESS CHRISTIAN’S FARM
BEST OVERALL CONTENTS : L LUCKHURST
BEST PLATE 12 EGGS : A & S DRAY
BEST 6 EGG CONTENTS : C CAMILLERI-GOLDUP
BEST 3 EGG CONTENTS : A & S DRAY
BEST KEYES TRAY : PRINCESS CHRISTIAN’S FARM
BEST FARMERS MARKET BASKET : S ROFF
BEST GARDEN GATE DISPLAY : C CAMILLERI-GOLDUP
SCENES FROM KENT SHOW 2015
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF DAVID VICENTE
Please contact Kent Poultry Club if you would like copies of any of the photographs.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED FOR MAKING THE POULTRY SECTION AT KENT COUNTY SHOW SUCH A SUCCESS