For all 2013 Blacksmith enquiries:
Clive mockford FWCB
24 southcoast rd
WROUGHT IRONWORK COMPETITIONS
To be confirmed
NB: There is no "extra" clean up time allowed after any of the live competitions.
PRIZES FOR ALL CLASSES
1st £40, 2nd£30, 3rd £20, Prize cards and rosettes to 6th place
All prize money will be in the form of a cheque
The "JOHN DENTON MEMORIAL TROPHY" and £40 will be awarded to
THE WINNING STATIC ENTRY VOTED BY THE PUBLIC
TROPHIES WILL BE AWARDED IN ALL CLASSES
NATIONAL BLACKSMITHS COMPETITIONS COMMITTEE
CHAMPION BLACKSMITH OF THE YEAR
The Edenbridge and Oxted Show is a nominated Show at which points will be awarded towards the Champion Blacksmith of the Year and Best Blacksmith of the Year as follows:
Winner of the Championship 10 points
Reserve Champion 4 points
With links back to the East Surrey show society, founded in 1837, the Edenbridge and Oxted show is held yearly on August bank holiday. A true country show that draws from three South East counties, it hosts the spectacle and attraction of late summer country life in the South East.
The Edenbridge and Oxted Show is unusual in comparison to other events, as both days, using traditional coke fueled fires, the Blacksmiths accompanied by the Farriers compete in respective "live" forging competitions, offering the public spectacular displays of talent, teamwork and skill.
In the Blacksmiths tent is a large display of forged Ironwork of both a traditional and contemporary nature, made by local and National Smiths. The work, once judged, is normally offered for sale directly, or can be ordered through the individual Smith. The show provides a valuable opportunity for local Smiths to market and sell their quality Ironwork, whilst promoting themselves as professional, artisan traders. The Blacksmiths competitions held at the Edenbridge and Oxted show are part of a qualifying round for the National Blacksmiths Competition, and are one of the Ten qualifying rounds held nationally, promoting the traditional craft and the skills of the Blacksmiths.
The Blacksmiths static and live competitions are judged and awarded with plaques from the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.
The Farrier competitions are supported by the Worshipful Company of Farriers, who make awards in order to promote, support and maintain a high standard of excellence in Farriery.
Additional prizes are coordinated by the Blacksmith and Farriers show Committee. Blacksmith or Farriery winners can expect generous cash prizes (paid on the day), special awards for apprentices and various class winning "take home" trophies, including for the Blacksmiths the much coveted "John Denton Memorial Trophy" which is awarded to the best static piece voted for by the public and the Farrier's "Mick Orgil memorial trophy" for special achievement.
For general show enquiries: www.edenbridge-show.co.uk
Live competitors and Previous winning entries