In the Handicraft marquee at the Honley Show you will find a combination of exhibition items.

There will be a huge range of craft work which has been entered into the different competition classes, along with several stands demonstrating their art and crafting skills as well as some selling their wares.

There are 64 competing classes available to enter for both children and adults. These include Handicrafts, Art and Photography, Floral Arrangements, Homecrafts and the Children’s section.

This year we are also fortunate to have Colne Valley Museum represented by Mark Ager, Holmfirth Camera Club lead by Vince Cunningham, along with several club members showing their photographs and sharing techniques. We are lucky to have a new Crafter: Wooldale  Wool owned by Sarah Barraclough. She will be demonstrating her crafts and making some of them available for purchase.

Please come along and enter the competitions, view the amazing crafts and delight in our craft stalls.

Click on the activity that you wish to enter in the table below to view full details of the classes available, judges, prizes, etc.

Section Secretary

Mrs K Butterworth
1 Dennington Lane
Tel No: 01924 252 860

1. All exhibits to be in Marquee before 9.00am on day of Show. The marquee will then be closed to allow judging to take place.  Exhibits not in situ by 9.00am will not be allowed to enter.
2. All exhibits must be the production and property of the exhibitor and must not have been previously entered at Honley Show.
3. The Society cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to exhibits during or after the exhibition.
4. No exhibits to be removed before 4.30pm on the day of the Show.
5. Prizes will be awarded entirely at the Judge’s discretion and can be collected from 4pm.
6. The Council reserves the right to withhold or diminish the prize money of any class where the exhibits are considered to be of inferior quality, or if there are insufficient entries.
7. The age of the exhibitor must be stated on all Children’s Entry Forms
8. Child exhibitors must be under 17 years of age on Show day.
9. Exhibits must have he age of the child clearly displayed.

Entry Fee: Adult Classes: £1.25 per entry.
Children’s Classes:  70p per entry

Entries close 1st June 2019. Please ensure you entries are posted and received by this date.
Please enclose an A5 stamped, addressed envelope with sufficient postage for return of exhibitors passes etc. One Exhibitors pass per entry form. This will allow entry onto the Showground before 9am so you can bring your family’s exhibits to the Handicraft marquee.

To purchase additional tickets at the discounted price please fill in the appropriate section on the Entry Form.

Prizes/Prize Money: Adult Classes 1st – £5.00, 2nd – £3.00, 3rd – £1.00
Children’s Classes – Honley Show Rosettes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
We are delighted that due to the generous sponsorship of all Children’s classes by Richard O’Hara Joinery Ltd, Honley, all 1st prize winners in the Children’s section will receive a Gift Voucher.

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Judges:  Mr V Cunningham and Mr R Hayward.

Class 9 Drawing –Pencil, charcoal, pastels or pen and ink.
Class 10 Painting – Oils or acrylic.
Kindly sponsored by Helen Bamforth, Meal Hill Farm, Meltham, Holmfirth
Class 11 Painting – Water colours or gouache.
Kindly sponsored by Calder Graphics, Huddersfield. www.calderartsupplies.co.uk
Class 12 Photograph – Black & White / Colour – ‘Animals’
Kindly sponsored by Honley Boarding Kennels & Cattery  Tel: 07786 906156
Class 13 Photograph – Black & White / Colour – ‘Seasons’.
Class 14 Photograph – Black & White / Colour – ‘People at Work and Play’.

*Please mount photographs on stiff paper/card with name on reverse.

The Honley Kennels Trophy will be presented for the Best Photograph in Class 13 – ‘Seasons’

Children’s Classes

Exhibitors must be under the age of 17 years on Show Day.
Exhibits must have the age of the child clearly displayed.
Schools: Please note Entry forms must be in by 1st June 2019 before half term. Entries after this date will not be accepted.

Judges: Mrs H Fletcher, Mrs B Maynard, Mr R Hayward, Ms R Harrison, Mrs A Midgley, Mr I Pheasey, Mr V Cunningham

No computer generated pictures will be accepted in classes 33-37
Class 33 – Painting or drawing – 3-5 years old – max 10 entries per school.
Kindly sponsored by T L Dallas & Co Ltd, 01484 665211
Class 34 – Painting or drawing – 6-7 years old – max 10 entries per school.
Kindly sponsored by  Honley Boarding Kennels & Cattery  07786 906156
Class 35 – Painting or drawing – 8-11 years old – max 10 entries per school.
Class 36 – Painting or drawing – 12-14 years old – max 10 entries per school.
Class 37 – Painting or drawing – 15-16 years old – max 5 entries per school.
Class 38 – A computer generated picture – 3-7 years (No Clip Art).
Kindly sponsored by CAT Alarms, Honley  01484 666695
Class 39  – A computer generated picture – 8-11 years (No Clip Art).
Class 40 Photography– ‘Countryside’ – black and white or colour mounted on card – 10 years and under.
Kindly sponsored by Howard Copley Family Butchers, Townend, Golcar
Class 41 Photography– ‘A Portrait’ – black and white or colour, mounted on card – Above 11 years.
Class 42 – A 3-D model – age 7 and under.
Kindly sponsored by Richard Carter Ltd, The Original Hand Tool Manufacturer, Honley.
Class 43 – A 3-D model –age 8-11 years.
Class 44 – Item made from wood, metal, plastic or card – 12-14 years. Include brief notes to show it’s function.
Class 45 – Claywork, including Fimo – 3-7 years.
Kindly sponsored by Changes Beauty Therapy, I, Eastgate Honley
Class 46 – Claywork, including Fimo – 8-11 years.
Class 47 – A piece of textile work e.g. fabric, wool – 7 years and under.
Class 48 – A piece of textile work e.g. fabric, wool – 8-10 years.
Kindly sponsored by Thomas, Hayley and George Starr
Exhibits entered in Classes 49, 50, 51 should be original pieces of work. No Kits to be used

Class 49 – A textile bag – 11-14 years.
Kindly sponsored by Howard Asher Designs. Find us on Facebook T: 01484 604264
Class 50 – Textile Design showing it’s development 15-16 years
Class 51 – Textile Product (eg. garment, wall hanging or cushion) with supporting development work 15-16 years
Class 52 – Resistant Materials: a piece of design work with supporting development work 15/16 years.
Class 53 – Graphic Products: a piece of design work showing design development 15/16 years.
Class 54 – Any craft not covered above. Age 7 years and under.
Kindly sponsored by Scholes J&I School.
Class 55 – Any craft not covered above – 8-11 years.
Class 56 – Any craft not covered above – 12 years and above.
For the Judge’s Tips for making the perfect pizza and chocolate chip cookies, please download using the button in the Homecraft section

Class 57 – A Monster Pizza– 11 years and under.
Kindly sponsored by Dixon and Franks, Honley. T:01484 662614 http://www.dixonandfranks.co.uk
Class 58 – 6 x Chocolate Chip Cookies – 12 -14 years.
Kindly sponsored by Wagstaff Shoes 01484 683233
Class 59 – A piece of handwriting of your own choice -7 years & under.
Class 60 – A piece of handwriting of your own choice – 8-11 years.
Class 61 – A piece of group or class work – 3-5 years.
Class 62 – A piece of group or class work – 6-7 years.
Class 63 – A piece of group or class work – 8-11 years.

Children’s Floral Arrangements
Floral display in this section must be arranged by the children themselves. The age of the exhibitors should be included on the entry form.
Class 64 – A Floral Arrangement in a Wellie  13 yrs and under

New Challenge for 2019
Children can come along and try out a small floral arrangement in the marquee.
Floral Teacup Workshop – ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’
This workshop will take place in the Handicraft Marquee with the help of our Floral Arrangements Judge, Mrs D Meakin at 3pm. Children can create a small arrangement in a tea cup sized container. Materials will be provided. Suitable for children under 11 years of age.

The NHW Wood Memorial Shield  will be awarded to the school attended by the winner of the exhibit judged to be the Best Children’s Exhibit.
The Eileen Langley Trophy  to be awarded for the Best Group or Class Work, 7yrs and under, to be held by the school which the children attend. 
The Sue Asher Trophy will be awarded for the Best Art Work, any media, 7yrs and under.
All trophies to be retined for one year


Floral Arrangements

Judge:  Mrs D T Meakin.
Judges Tips
The exhibits in the Floral Art section must be wholly arranged and stages by the exhibitor in the show marquee. A spare table will be available the night before and early morning on Show day(before 9am) for flowers and accessories to be assembled.  All exhibits to be staged on an open table with a white table covering. An exhibit is composed of natural plant materials, with or without accessories, contained within the space as specified in the schedule.

Open Class 15 – ‘A Blast from the Past’-  An exhibit: width 75cm x depth 75cm, height optional.
Open Class 16 – ‘Any Old Rubbish’-  An exhibit: width 75cm x depth 75cm, height optional.
Kindly sponsored by Linda Needham, The Barn, Moor Park, Bradshaw Rd., Honley
Open Class 17 – ‘Tempting Taste Buds’ – A petite exhibit. This exhibit may be submitted already prepared, but must not exceed 25 cm depth 25 cm width, 37 cm height.

The Nimrod Roebuck Trophy will be presented for the Best Floral Arrangement
The Olive Roebuck Trophy will be presented for the Best Petite Arrangement


Judges: Mrs H. Fletcher, Mrs B. Maynard, Mr I. Pheasey

Class 1 – Canvas Work.
Kindly sponsored by Colne Valley Museum, Golcar. T:659762 www.colnevalleymuseum.org.uk
Class 2 – Hand or machine embroidery.
Class 3 – Any knitted article up to 4 ply.
Kindly sponsored by Unravel Crafts, Denby Dale, T:767502  www.unravelcrafts.co.uk
Class 4 – Any knitted article over 4 ply.
Kindly sponsored by Drop In Community Resource, Sycamore Ave, Golcar
Class 5 – Knitted/fabric toy/article.
Kindly sponsored by Thongsbridge Tennis and Fitness Club www.thongsbridge.org
Class 6 – Patchwork/quilting
Class 7 – Any small item for the home:- glass, clay, wood, textiles
Class 8 – Any craft not shown above.

The Honley Show Society Perpetual Trophy will be presented to the Best Exhibit in the Handicrafts section


Judge:  Mrs A Midgley

Class 18 – Loaf of brown or white bread
Class 19 – Savoury Quiche
Class 20 – Victoria Sandwich, 3 eggs
Kindly sponsored by Cozy Paws Cattery, Oldfield Road Farm, Honley. T: 01484 661628
Class 21 – 6 Cheese Scones
Kindly sponsored by Philomena Foggs , 11 Albion Mills, Miry Lane, Thongsbridge, Holmfirth. 01484 683444
Class 22 –6 Yorkshire Curd Tarts

Class 23 – Lemon Drizzle Cake
Kindly sponsored by Bea Maynard, Oldfield, Honley
Class 24 – A Round of Shortbread
Kindly sponsored by Tracy Peto Hair and Beauty Salon, 12b Westgate, Honley HD9 6AA. T: 01484 663070. Find us on Facebook.
Class 25 – Decorated Cake to celebrate ‘Tour De yorkshire’

Kindly sponsored by Gate Nine Ltd www.gate9design.com
Class 26 – A Selection of Home-made Sweets – fudge, truffles, etc.

Jam and Preserves

Judge: Mrs A Midgely
Class 27 – Jam

Kindly sponsored by Dixon and Franks, Honley. T: 01484 662614  www.dixonandfranks.co.uk
Class 28 – Jelly
Class 29 – Marmalade
Kindly sponsored by Andrew’s Greengrocer, 64 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth T:01484 682787
Class 30 – Lemon Curd
Class 31 – Chutney
Class 32 – Pickles
Kindly sponsored by Lily Pickles, Holmfirth – www.lilypicklesofholmfirth.co.uk

Download Homecraft Judging Tips