September 7th & 8th 2013
Schedules available from April 2013 from:
Kingston Maurward College,
Dorset county show secretary,
Chief steward Simon Grant-Jones AWCB
Follow the links on this page
Judge for 2013: Miss Wendy Alford (Norfolk)
Stewards: Simon Grant-Jones AWCB LWCB (Chief steward)
Ron Long(judging steward), Brian Collis, Colin Edwards-Jones, Justin Butler, Brian Hill. Sue King
Fire basket by Brian Collis
"Farmyard" Fire Irons
also by Brian
This is the last show of the circuit and is held at the Cokers Frome showground approximately 1/2mile from Dorchester town centre. The main sponsors are Dorchester agricultural society and Kingston Maurward College.
Schedule for 2013
Class 1: Any item produced using mainly traditional methods for indoor use
Class 2: Any item produced using mainly traditional methods for outdoor use
Class 3: Any Item of an artistic nature using any method of construction, with no limit on selling price
Class 4: Any saleable item produced on the showground in 30 minutes no striker allowed
Class 5: Competitors are required to make, to their own design, on the showground
(to be confirmed)
Competitors to supply their own material and tools. Forge anvil coal and vice will be provided.
No striker allowed.
Organisations that have sponsored and contributed to the running
of the previous Dorset County show competition in 2012 have included:
Dorchester Agricultural Society
Syd Blackmore roofing
The Blacksmiths guild
The worshipful company of Blacksmiths
New sponsors are always welcome and will be mentioned on this webpage for 12 months after the show
If you would be interested in contributing to the show as a sponsor or by assisting on showdays please contact the chief steward through the link at the top of the page
After a break of nearly ten years, the Dorset County show (formerly the Dorchester Show) is back on the national blacksmiths competition circuit. One of only Ten shows in the country that qualify to compete to find the national champion blacksmith. Run by Simon Grant-Jones AWCB, LWCB with the backing and support from Kingston Maurward College and the Dorchester agricultural society, the resurrected competition will be into its Ninth season in 2013.
Simon is a part-time lecturer in Blacksmithing at Kingston Maurward College, a committee member of the Blacksmiths Guild, and also sits on the National Blacksmiths competition committee. He will be pleased to advise on courses in Blacksmithing held at Kingston Maurward and can be contacted on the links at the top of the page.