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Flower  & Vegetable Show 2020

The Schedule is below.


Due to the COVID 19 pandemic we are unfortunately not able to hold our 4th annual Flower and Vegetable Show which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 15th August 2020 so we are going virtual !!!

It’s a shame we can’t have our usual event which has been growing from strength to strength each year but we still want to get our community engaged even if we can’t physically put on the event – so here’s a call for all growers, crafters, bakers and children to get involved – PLEASE !!!!

For all entries, you should email a photograph of your vegetable, bloom, home produce etc to joyce5729.jw@gmail.com between 1st and 14th August 2020.

If you don’t have access to the internet or don’t have a suitable camera you are invited to ask a relative, friend or neighbour to take them – at a safe distance of course.

During the period of the lockdown we know that lots of residents have been working hard in their gardens and enjoying the fine weather and may have discovered new found craft skills.

So we ask you to check the show schedule for ideas of which classes to enter. (maximum entry is 2 photos per individual per class). Entry is free.

We also have a special class for entries from Streets, community gardens, allotments and similar ventures.

One prize of garden centre or Tesco voucher for winners of each class. winners in the Children’s classes will receive a Google Play voucher

All entries and virtual winners will be posted on the Sholver and Moorside Community team website and Facebook page.

Any queries or if you would like to receive a show schedule please contact Joyce Ward on 07890 501961, at the above email address or via Facebook Messenger.


Thank you very much

Sholver and Moorside Community team

The Schedule:




Class 1            A single Rose displayed in a vase

Class 2            Rose or roses growing in your garden

Class 3            A vase of garden flowers from your garden – single or mixed variety.

Class 4            A  patio pot plant(s)

Class 5            Any herb grown in your own garden

Class 6            A single stem of any type of flower in a vase.

VEGETABLES – grown in a garden, pot, allotment, community garden or windowsill 

Class 7            Any single variety of vegetable grown by you

Class 8            Five potatoes (of any variety) which have been grown by you

Class 9            A display of any vegetables grown by you e.g. Carrots, onions, tomatoes,                          leeks, celery, lettuces or any other

Class 10          5 onions ( any colour) grown by you

Class 11          A display of fruit  grown by you, single or mixed variety


Class 12          A buttonhole (ready for wedding or similar occasion)

Class 13          A floral arrangement in an unusual container e.g. wine glass, bag, shoe etc

Class 14          A traditional flower arrangement on any theme.


All baking items to be shown with a slice cut out and on the side. Add a label  showing the type of cake 

Class 15          A home made cake of any type

Class 16          Best decorated chocolate cake

Class 17          Victoria Sandwich

Class 18          A home made fruit cake

Class 19          A  jar of home made jam

Class 20          A jar of home made marmalade

Class 21          A jar of home made chutney.

Class 22          A jar of home made pickled vegetables

All jams, chutneys and pickles with label, type and date.  Jars should show a spoonful of the contents on a saucer.


Class 23          3 cupcakes decorated with rainbow, bee or flower design

Class 24          A decorated hard boiled egg.

Class 25          A decorated stone or pebble

Class 26          A miniature garden (in standard seed size tray)

Class 27          A  painting or drawing showing what lockdown has meant to you


Class 28          A hand‐made greetings card.

Class 29          A knitted or crocheted item

Class 30          Any craft item (other than knitted or crocheted)

Class 31          A hand- made item of jewellery


Class 32          A photo depicting a scene from or relating to lockdown


Class 33          A Hanging basket photographed in your garden

Class 34          Afternoon tea (containing elements of any or all of the other classes)

Class 35          An entry from a street, allotment or community garden containing elements of Flower, Vegetable, Home Produce and Craft classes (entry must be displayed next to street, organisation sign)

HOW TO ENTER:  Take a photograph of your entry and email it to joyce5729.jw@gmail.com any  time between 1st and 14th August 2020. 

There are no entry fees and no cash prizes – but 1st prize in each category will receive a garden centre or Tesco voucher

Winner of Class 35 will receive a £20 garden centre voucher (if allotment, community garden or similar) or post COVID 19  party hamper (if a street)

Google Play vouchers for winning entries in the children’s section (donated by Get Oldham Growing)

17th July 2020

We are making every effort to open the Community Centre as soon as possible. We hope to see you all at the Centre when it is safe to do so.

Important Notice

COVID_19 (Coronavirus)

Centre Update

From Thursday 19th March 2020 The Community Centre will be SHUT.


The Sholver and Moorside Community Team (SMCT) has evolved from a group of local residents, volunteers and professionals who initially met to discuss concerns about the possible closure of the Local Authority youth centre in Sholver. Now known as the Sholver and Moorside Community Centre, it is once again being brought back to life as a thriving focal point for community activities and services.

We are working to ensure that the Centre becomes a sustainable community centre, providing a range of activities and services for the residents of Sholver and Moorside. We hope to take a long lease of the Centre from Oldham Council.

The Centre has the support of numerous partners, who wish to support all our aims.

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