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Royal Bath and West

Royal Bath & West Show
Wrought ironwork competitions
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
May 31st-3rd June 2017

Schedules and entry forms available from:
The entries office, Royal Bath and West of England Society,
The showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset. BA4 6QN

Mr Merv. Allen

Presentation of prizes will be held on Saturday 3rd June at 5.00pm

Royal Bath and West Show
A completely new format and location on site for 2017, download schedule and entry form from

20 blanket entry fee (incl VAT)
The entry fee will cover as many entries as you may wish to make in
Classes WI 1 and WI 2 and WI 3

(Competitors will receive a pass providing them with access to the show
On all four days)

Class WI 3 -5 per day for entries taken at the Show
Multiple items for entry are encouraged subject to forge availability


Class WI 1 Static an NBCC qualifying competition.
An item made by a blacksmith in their own workshop
To be judged on Wednesday, the first day of Show.

Class WI 2 Live an NBCC qualifying competition.

Time permitted 2 hours. Time starts when metal is placed in the forge.
Subject is to make a floral item to the 'smith's own design
Materials to be provided by the competitor,Competition to be held daily and judged on the last day of the Show.

Class WI 3 Live - The People's Choice
Subject is any item the 'smith chooses to make.
Open to all, and to be judged on the item's appeal to the public, and not by the NBCC standards
Time allowed, up to 60 minutes for each entry, numerous entries are allowed and encouraged
Daily prize of 25 with the winning piece being retained and presented to the day's judge who will be a member of the public.


Class WI 1 1st 50; 2nd 30; 3rd 20;
Class WI 2 1st 50; 2nd 30; 3rd 20;
Class WI 3 Daily winner 25

Postal Entries - 19 May 2017

Postal entries will receive the relevant show passes to access the dedicated parking area near to the Blacksmiths Feature's new location

Non pre booked entries for classes WI 2 and WI 3 will be accepted on the day,
NB no show entry and parking passes will be available for these late entries

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