September 2017

It’s a good job we’re a hardy lot in this shire! For the third year running the heavens opened and with the rain came high winds. Such a shame but we did have sunshine first and again towards the end. And we managed to catch the runaway gazebo!

A big thank you to all who came and we hoped you enjoyed yourself. The feedback was positive. The variety of stalls was bigger and better, and you loved the ponies.

The standard of the entries to the show was excellent but the numbers were down which was disappointing. We’re going to have a post show meeting to talk over all the plus points and a couple of negative points. One of the things we will be looking at is the date of the show. Would it be better in July or August than September? What new attractions would you like? Would you appreciate a classic car show? Lots of questions to be answered.

See you next year and thanks again for coming.




August 2017

Hello, nearly there again. Hope you can all come and see us on the day, 9th September.


We would like to see more car boot vendors this year and it’s only five pounds to have a space there!

We hope the weather will be sunny this year as the last two years have been wet ones!

We’re thinking of having classic cars at the Show, would you like this?

June 2017

Not sure what happened to the last six months of this year, or the time since the last post! Apologies for the lack of new content, will try to do better.

This year the Show is on 9th September, still 12.00 to 17.00 hours. The schedule has gone out in the latest edition of the Clapham Village News and is going to be updated on here.  We mad members of the Steering Group are still working manically to bring the Show to the village, however, we would really, truly, deeply appreciate more team members as there is so much to be done and we all do this voluntarily! So if you have a few hours spare each month and would like to help bring a great annual Show to this wonderful village, we would love to hear from you – thank you.


February 2016

The planning for the show is gathering momentum – so many things to do.

We’re hoping this year will give more attractions for all the family. If there is something you really want to see there, then please leave a comment on this post or on the facebook page 

More than anything we want to see your skills entered into the different classes of the show. So many to choose from and next month (March) we will be delivering the early bird leaflet to all houses in Clapham. Keep an eye out for it and choose your subject to enter – you can enter as many different subjects as you wish, but just one for each class.


2016, onwards and upwards

Tomorrow is 1st December – where did the time go from our Show? The show went well but not as well as we had hoped because of the bad weather.

Whatever the weather in 2016, we intend to bring you the best show we can and why, because you’re worth it!

The date is set for Saturday 10th September 2016 and from noon until 5.00 pm. See you there.

Calendar september 2016
Calendar september 2016

Set recipe – Lemon Drizzle Cake

For all you lovely people who like to bake, this year’s set recipe is a Lemon Drizzle Cake.

Recipe copied from the BBC Food site.

Lemon drizzle cake

This lemon drizzle loaf cake is a French teatime favourite that Raymond Blanc has served at his restaurant for the past 25 years.

Equipment and preparation: You will need a 26cm x 9cm x 8cm/10in x 3½in x 3in loaf tin.


For the cake
For the apricot jam glaze
For the lemon glaze

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  2. Lightly butter a 26cm x 9cm x 8cm/10in x 3½in x 3in loaf tin and line it with greaseproof paper.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, cream, lemon zest, rum, salt and butter.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder into a separate bowl then whisk it into the egg mixture until you have a smooth batter.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. The cake is cooked when a knife blade inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Remove the cake from the tin, turn onto a cooling rack and leave to cool for 10 minutes. This will allow the steam to escape before you glaze the cake. Leave the oven turned on.
  7. Brush the cake with the warmed apricot glaze and leave for five minutes while you make the lemon glaze.
  8. For the lemon glaze, mix together the lemon juice, zest and icing sugar.
  9. Heat the mixture in a small pan, or in the microwave, until the sugar has dissolved and you have a syrup.
  10. Brush the lemon glaze all over the cake and leave for a few minutes to set.
  11. Place the glazed cake in the oven on a baking tray, turn off the heat and leave for 3-5 minutes to dry the glaze and turn it translucent.
  12. Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool to room temperature before serving.


Smiles - be the reasonWe’re pleased to say the date for next year has been set for Saturday 5th September.

Already we have promises of great raffle prizes and requests to be there – onwards and upwards!

Should you wish to become more involved, please call one of us – the numbers are on the contacts page.

More news as soon as we have some :-)

Show Survey

Thank you for the plaudits on the show, so glad you liked it. 

We want to make next year’s even better and have produced a survey form that will enable us to register what you did and didn’t like and apply these things to Clapham Show 2015. New ideas are very welcome.  

A winner will be picked out of all those who choose to leave their details and the prize will be Sunday Roast for two, courtesy of The Fox and Hounds

Thank you. Click here for the survey.