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Arts, Crafts & Cookery Section

The Arts, Craft & Cookery Marquee is a vibrant community with visitors discussing the merits and demerits of the various exhibits and, of course, making their comments on the judges' remarks! Naturally you can just browse the items and see the skills that those that enter possess and clearly demonstrate in the high qualities of their entries. Sometimes you have to restrain yourself as, unfortunately, you can't taste the cookery entries.

In recent years, the Arts, Craft & Cookery Section, which was formed in 1934 on the occasion of the Show's 100th anniversary, has had around 1500 items on display, including Cookery, Preserves, Needlework, Handicrafts, Art and Photography and Children's Classes.

Local schools participate in special classes and it is always pleasing to see the efforts which they, and their teachers, put into their entries. Women's Institutes enter combined entries for each Institute and these classes are always hotly contested.

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