We invite everyone who loves to produce items of baking, various arts and craft items, making wines and preserves, also those who love to take photographs, to enter our varied competitions. We have 52 different sections. We also have a varied section for children, including Rainbow, Brownie and Guide Groups.

The Bronte Group consists of Todmorden, Wadsworth, Luddenden, Shibden, Siddal Sisters, Sowood, Ryburn and Norland Women’s Institutes.. We were invited to run a Tea Tent for the Halifax Show – to provide somewhere for the public to sit, relax and have a chat over tea or coffee and enjoy an afternoon tea of scones and cakes. All our produce is donated by our members. We hope you will support us, and learn about the activities in our W.I.’s.

Handicraft Show 2020

Details will be available from May 2020.

Handicraft Show Archive



Wine Classes

ENTRY FEE 50p per Exhibit – PRIZE MONEY – 1st £4; 2nd £2; 3rd £1 – WINE JUDGE: TBC

  1. Red Sweet
  2. Red Dry
  3. White Sweet
  4. White Dry

Wine to be in CLEAR PUNTED bottles, flanged cork Society will supply labels on arrival



Preserve Classes

ENTRY FEE 50p per Exhibit – PRIZE MONEY – 1st £4; 2nd £2; 3rd £1 – PRESERVES JUDGE : Malcolm Pickles

  • 5. 1 Jar Pickles
  • 6. 1 Jar Chutney
  • 7. 1 Jar any variety Jam
  • 8. 1 Jar Jelly (any variety)
  • 9. 1 Jar Marmalade
  • 10. 1 Jar Lemon Curd

Preserves to be covered with waxed disc and cellophane top except chutney and pickles.



Produce Classes

ENTRY FEE 50p per Exhibit – PRIZE MONEY – 1st £4; 2nd £2; 3rd £1 – PRODUCE JUDGES: Charlotte and Marion Walker

  • 11. 5 Cupcakes decorated
  • 12. Rich Fruit Cake
  • 13. Victoria Sandwich
  • 14. 5 Scones
  • 15. 5 Macaroons/Macarons(can be displayed on a dummy/cake)
  • 16. 5 Ginger Biscuits
  • 17. Tea Loaf to butter
  • 18. 5 pieces Tray Bake
  • 19. Any item containing yeast
  • 20. A decorated sugar craft cake top
  • 21. 5 Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 22. Chocolate Cake containing chocolate or cocoa


Junior Classes

ENTRY FEE 50p per Exhibit – PRIZE MONEY – 1st £4; 2nd £2; 3rd £1 – JUNIOR JUDGE: Thea Farman

11 years to 16 years

  • 23. 3 Cupcakes decorated
  • 24. Short Handwritten poem
  • 25. Make a recycled Model
  • 26. Photograph – any subject
  • 27. Decorate a Teashirt

Under 11 years

  • 28. Make a clay model
  • 29. Lego model – home designed
  • 30. Make 3 Krispy Buns
  • 31. Draw/paint an animal picture
  • 32. Recycle a Robot

M W BRIGGS MEMORIAL TROPHY for most points in classes 23-27 this has kindly been donated by Mrs M Robinson to be awarded annually. UNDER 11s JUNIOR TROPHY For the most points in classes 28-32.



Handicraft Classes

ENTRY FEE 50p per Exhibit – PRIZE MONEY – 1st £4; 2nd £2; 3rd £1 – HANDICRAFTS JUDGES: Heather Ross and Christine Bostock

Trophy for the Best Exhibit

Trophy for the Best Hand Stitched Item + £10 Voucher

  • 33. Rugs
  • 34. Any item of knitting (to list items used)
  • 35. DIY toy any medium
  • 36. Cross stitch/Embroidery
  • 37. Quilting
  • 38. Patchwork
  • 39. Felted item
  • 40. Bags any size or materials
  • 41. An item made from recycled materials
  • 42. Any item unclassified
  • 43. Any item by a gentleman
  • 44. Painted picture
  • 45. Photograph – Bird or Animal
  • 46. Photograph – Scene or Landscape
  • 47. Photograph – A Portrait Classes

Classes 45, 46 & 47 JUDGE: Adam Kerfoot-Roberts




ENTRY FEE 50p per Exhibit – PRIZE MONEY – 1st £4; 2nd £2; 3rd £1 – JUDGE: Belinda Kerfoot-Roberts Class

  • 48. Brownie short handwritten poem – 7-8 yrs
  • 49. Brownie short handwritten poem – 9-11 yrs
  • 50. Rainbow Mask – 5-7 yrs.
  • 51. Guides – picture – depict a Pop Show or Singer (A4 size)
  • 52. For all sections – Make an animal picture (A4 size)
Entries must be received by 9th AUGUST. Class tickets will be supplied when Exhibitors arrive to bench their exhibits unless a LARGE S.A.E. is enclosed with entry form and fee. One admission ticket will be issued free if entries amount to more than £5. All Exhibits must be benched by 9.30 am on Saturday 10th August when judging will commence. Removal time will be 5.00 pm. The committee reserves the right to withhold or diminish the Prize of any CLASS or where there are insufficient entries. The Judges’ decision is final. Careful arrangements for the protection of exhibits will be made, but the committee will not be responsible for any injury or damage they may sustain before, during or after the Exhibition. Sampling for judging purposes will be at the Judges’ discretion. The committee’s decision will be final and legally binding on all questions, acceptance of this rule is an express condition of entry. NO ENTRIES TAKEN ON THE SHOW MORNING THE TENT WILL BE CLOSED TO NONE EXHIBITORS AT 4.45 pm EXHIBITORS ONLY ALLOWED TO RETURN TO COLLECT AT 5.00pm TO PRODUCE THE SPECIAL ENTRY TICKET AT THE DOOR TO RECLAIM THEIR EXHIBITS.

Download the Handicraft Show Results HERE

Download the Handicraft Show Results HERE

Red Sweet  Red Dry 
1stJohn Swallow 1stJohn Swallow
2ndJohn Swallow 2ndJohn Swallow
3rdJohn Swallow 3rdJohn Swallow
White Sweet  White Dry 
1stM & J Cockroft 1stJohn Swallow
2ndJohn Swallow 2ndJohn Swallow
3rdM & J Cockroft 3rdM & J Cockroft
Best in Section    
White DryJohn Swallow   
Pickles  Chutney 
1stJohn Swallow 1stMr M Felton
2ndJ Higginbotham 2ndMrs Karen GWatkin
3rdElizabeth Jessop 3rdMrs Karen GWatkin
Jam  Jelly 
1stBeulah Shaw 1stJohn Swallow
2ndMr M Felton 2ndMr M Felton
3rdMr M Felton 3rdCarol McGivern
Marmalade  Lemon Curd 
1stMr M Felton 1stVicky Walker
2ndMr M Felton 2ndChristine Denham
3rdBeulah Shaw 3rdMrs Hilary Felton
Decorated Cup Cakes Rich Fruit Cake 
1stRebekkah Turner 1stGwen Beaumont
2ndAnn Taylor 2ndMrs Hilary Felton
3rdMiss Kate Koprowska 3rdMrs Angela Lister
Victoria Sandwich  Scones 
1stGwen Beaumont 1stGwenBeaumont
2ndGwen Beaumont 2ndChristine Denham
3rdMrs Hilary Felton 3rdDinah Newsome
   Ginger Biscuits 
   1stMrs Angela Lister
   2ndMrs J Higgs
   3rdMrs Angela Lister
Cold Sweet for a Buffet Tea Loaf 
1stVictoria Lee 1stGillian Raine
2ndBeverly Holroyd 2ndMrs Hilary Felton
3rdGwen Beaumont 3rdMartin Gargett
Tray Bake  Item containing Yeast
1stGwen Beaumont 1stMartin Gargett
2ndLiz Skelton 2ndAngela Berts
3rdVictoria Lee 3rdMr M Felton
Pastry Item  Savoury Item for a Buffet
1stBeverley Holroyd 1stMrs Hilary Felton
2ndAngela Lister 2ndBeverly Holroyd
3rdMr M Felton   
Chocolate Chip Cookies Chocolate Cake 
1stMr M Felton 1stMiss Kate Koprowska
2ndPatricia Denham 2ndCarol McGivern
3rdMrs J Higgs 3rdSarah Leyland
Clifford Shoesmith Trophy for most points in Preserves & Cookery 
Mr Michael Felton    
Decorated Cupcakes  Poem 
1stCharlotte Davies 1stCharlotte Davies
2ndCharles Beaumont 2ndTilly Farman
3rdTilly Read 3rdKatie Kemp-Riley
Mask  Photograph 
1stTilly Farman 1stHolly Walker
   2ndCharlotte Davies
   3rdLauren Grundy
Handicraft  Clay Model 
1stGrace Raine 1stRoxy Riley
2ndTilly Farman 2ndCharlotte Davies
3rdHolly Walker 3rdAlex Kenny
Lego Model    
1stBarnaby Cotterill   
2ndEdward Steele   
3rdMatthew Grundy   
M & W Biggs Trophy Most points in Juniors   
Charlotte Davies    
Brownie Poem – 7/8yrs Brownie Poem – 9/11yrs
1stClaudia Sutcliffe 1stKerys Banks
2ndEleanor Dyson 2ndMadeleine Whiteside-Smith
3rdEmily Daniels 3rdFrancesca Johnson
Guide Poem    
1stTilly Farman   
Brownie Mask  Rainbow  Mask 
1stSophie Kendrick 1stBonnie Pullan
2ndEmelie Crossley 2ndAmiera Wakeford
3rdBella Howarth-Rodgers 3rdWillow Butterfield
   3rdAyse Bayindir
Bookmark  Knitted Item 
1stMrs Alison Dickinson 1stMrs J Higgs
2ndRona Midgley 2ndSharon Grimshaw
3rdCarol McGivern 3rdAmanda Colson
DIY Toy  Cross BStitch/Embroidery
1stLinda Crabtree 1stMrs Sylvia Dyson
2ndRita Griffiths 2ndJane Scargill
3rdAnn Patrick 3rdMs C Frost
Greetings Card  Quilting/Patchwork 
1stJane Scargill 1stRita Griffiths
2ndJane Scargill 2ndJulia Attwater
3rdJane Scargill 3rdRosslyn Gowers
Hat  Bag 
1stJ Higginbotham 1stJane Scargill
2ndJ Higginbotham 2ndJane Scargill
   3rdJane Scargill
Recycled item  Unclassified 
1stJane Scargill 1stJane Scargill
2ndJane Scargill 2ndSusan Walton
3rdJane Scargill 3rdJane Scargill
Item by a Gentleman Painted Picture 
1stJim Farrell 1stVictoria Levery
2ndEddie Griffiths 2ndCarol McGivern
3rdMichael Webster 3rdMrs Sylvia Dyson
Bird or Animal  Landscapes/Scene 
1stMs C Frost 1stMark Cullen
2ndElaine Whatley 2ndMark Cullen
3rdMs C Frost 3rdPeter Davies
1stJosef Cockrill   
2ndDiane Cockrill   
3rdDorothy Laycock   
The Fabbadashery Trophy for the Best Handstitched Item 
Mrs Sylvia Dyson    
M A Stott Trophy for the Best item in Handicrafts 
Rita Griffiths    

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