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Dorset County




Chief steward:
Simon Grant-Jones
AWCB, LWCB
2. Puddledock Cottages
Sutton Poyntz
Weymouth
Dorset DT3 6LZ Tel 01305 833059

e.mail:

simon@simongrant-Jones.com

or simon.grantjones@kmc.ac.uk




September 2nd & 3rd 2017

www.dorsetcountyshow.co.uk

Schedules available from May 2017 from:
Kingston Maurward College,
Dorset county show secretary,
Chief steward Simon Grant-Jones FWCB
Follow the links on this page

Judge for 2017: Mr Steve Miller AWCB



Stewards: Simon Grant-Jones FWCB LWCB (Chief steward)
Ron & Freya Long(judging stewards), Brian Collis, Colin Edwards-Jones, Rob Fielding, Brian & Jason Hill.Lyn Grant-Jones


Fire basket by Brian Collis



"Farmyard" Fire Irons
also by Brian




Maurward meats
farm fresh pork and beef,
sponsors the Dorset County show blacksmiths.
Tel 01305 215052





Syd Blackmore Roofing
and leadwork
Tel 07966 172315


Cahill Fabrications
the saw mills
Units 5&6
Middlemarsh
Nr Sherborne
Dorset
DT9 5QW
Tel 01300 345856


M.B Welding Supplies,
5 Albany Road
Weymouth
Dorset
Tel 01305 780277






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 2017

Static competitions

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


Live competitions

Class 4: Any saleable item produced on the showground in 30 minutes
Class 5: 1 Hr live: To be confirmed.

special prizes will be awarded for student entries at the judges discretion.

Competitors to supply their own material and tools. Forge anvil coal and vice will be provided.
No striker or extra clean up time allowed.


Organisations that have sponsored and contributed to the running
of the previous Dorset County show competition in 2016 have included:

Dorchester Agricultural Society
Kingston Mauward College
Maurward meats
Syd Blackmore roofing
The Blacksmiths guild
The worshipful company of Blacksmiths
The Daniel Simonds & Mary Anne Pope trust



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 FWCB, LWCB with the backing and support from Kingston Maurward College and the Dorchester agricultural society, the resurrected competition will be into its thirteenth season in 2017.
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.





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