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Entries to Small Dole Summer Show

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

If you are interested in entering the Small Dole Summer Show there are a number of categories:

Section 1 – Flowers – Includes dahlias, asters, sweet peas, pot plants, rose displays and fuchsias to name but a few

Section 2 – Vegetables – Includes courgettes, shallots, tomatoes, beetroot and many more, plus my personal favourite – Any odd-shaped vegetable

Section 3 – Flowers and Vegetables – This is your chance to show off your display skills as well as your growing skills, with trugs, baskets and vases being used to display your produce to its best effect

Section 4 – Floral Art – Including a wedding bouquet and a miniature garden, this section is one of the most lovely displays on the day of the show

Section 5 – Children – Split in to age categories the children’s section covers a wide range of activities from hand writing to cooking and as long as the items are all the children’s own work they have free rein to create all manner of wonderful entries.

Section 6 – Handicrafts – Including knitting, needlework and other handicrafts

Section 7 – Art and Photography – Including painting and many styles of photography

Section 8 – Cooking and Preserves – This section gives cooks of any levels from novice to grand-master to try out their skills – either on prescribed recipes or using their own ideas, as long as the produce applies on one of the many categories – jam, fudge, Victoria sponges, quiche, even a full afternoon tea.

There is something for everyone at the Small Dole show and by entering you are supporting the show to continue despite rising costs and other threats. The full list of entry categories and requirements is available from David Barrett and shown in the show program which is being distributed by many local businesses.

If you would like to enter, all you need to do is fill out the entry form attached below and return it to the show secretary on the Tuesday preceding the show in the Small Dole village hall between 7pm and 8pm. Cash prices and trophies go to the winners once they have been announced and your entry will need to be on display in the tent from 7.30am on the morning of the show.

For any other info, please see the programs! And Good Luck!

Triumph at Trouser Towers

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Peter Christian wins the “Oscar” of catalogues – ECMOD best brand award

Every high street used to boast a traditional gentleman’s outfitters, they were bastions of masculinity smelling of tweed, leather and furniture polish. You were guaranteed excellent service and good advice based on years of experience, shopping for clothing was a pleasure. The Estate’s resident sartorial guru, Nick Alderton mourned the loss of these high street outfitters and established Peter Christian to continue this tradition online. The hard work of his talented team has borne fruit as they have recently been victorious in a very prestigious award ceremony.

“The award means a lot to us, it proves that men do appreciate an outfitters with individuality and character. We have been careful to recruit only people with a love for traditional menswear and natural aptitude for customer service and it is great that the talent and hard work of my excellent team has been recognised.”

Peter Christian have claimed this year’s Best Menswear Brand at the  ECMOD awards; the online and catalogue “Oscars”  held this year’s at the prestigious Hurlingham Club in West London. Sky news anchor Dermot Murnaghan handed the award to the team who fought off stiff competition from huge brands such as John Lewis, Boden and Charles Tyrwhitt.


Peter Christian

Its always fantastic when the diligence of small, highly skilled, family business is recognised and we are so proud that Peter Christian have had their hard work and passion brought to the attention of a much wider audience through these awards.

On a personal note, and without undue bias, I can confidently say their Twitter and Facebook feeds are fabulously entertaining as well….Check them out here if you are in the market for some classically designed, stunningly well made clothes…Well Done to all at Peter Christian!


Peter Christian Ecomod Award

Perfect Visions Ltd

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

We have been receiving a number of calls and letters from concerned members of the public checking whether the above named company operates from our Industrial Estate.

We can categorically confirm that they have been fraudulently using our address on their website and we have NO knowledge of them at all. Also, they do not appear on the register of Ltd companies at Companies House.

They are not a tenant of ours, they do not have (and have never had) a unit here and we cannot vouch for them.

We have duly reported them to Companies House for being in breach of the Companies Act and to Action-Fraud and Trading Standards for fraudulently using our address.

Whilst we cannot comment on the legitimacy of their operation, we would offer a few words of caution to any consumer:

1) Never pay for a retail transaction by bank transfer

2) Always check you can contact the business directly if you want to buy from them – especially if they are not a name you recognise

3) If in doubt, walk away.





Spring on the Industrial Estate

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Spring is trying its best to launch on the Industrial Estate.

Bulbs are pushing through, buds are growing and everything is a degree more lush and green than it was a few weeks ago.

We have recently engaged the services of a tree surgeon for some of the more unruly trees around the estate. He has been very busy in recent weeks thanks to the horrendous weather of December and January, but he will be with us twice a week until the job is done now. This should further improve the light and  look of our surroundings.

If you have any comments or feedback on how we can make sure our estate continues to be a lovely environment to work in, please do send us your suggestions – or call on 01273 495450



The Small Dole Horticultural Society Summer Show

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Event: The Small Dole Horticultural Society 67th Summer Show

Date and Time: Saturday 13th August, 1.30pm

Location: Mackley Sports Field

The Small Dole Horticultural Society is to hold its 67th Summer Show on Saturday 13th August 2011 at Mackley’s Sports Field by kind permission of Mr Mackley. The show starts at 1.30pm and Show Schedules are now available from the Small Dole Shop, Rushfield’s Plant Centre and Swaine’s Farm Shop.

We’d like to invite you to sponsor a class at the Summer Show.

The Summer Show is not run for profit but it is costly to organise. We rely on sponsors to help meet these expenses. You are invited to donate £10 by sponsoring a class in the show. Half your donation is given as prize money for the class and half towards the running costs. Sponsors names will be shown in the show marquee and published in the show schedule unless you wish to remain anonymous.

Our sincere thanks to the following for their sponsorship and donations for 2010:-

Mr and Mrs Knight, Tottington Woodlanders, Mary Holder, Wayne Beale, Sally Shaw, Georgina Mann, Aeross Air Conditioning, Carol Barret, Pauline Russell, Daphne Turner, Ray Butler, Mrs G Milner, John Harris, Robert Walker, Angela Edwards, Angela O’Flaherty, Alan Griffiths, Chez Joel, Su Pearce, Charles Trace, Steve Undrell, and all those who gave donations anonymously. A very special thank you goes to Mr John Mackley for allowing us to use the sports field, supplying a site for the society’s container and providing help and support throughout the year.

Should you be interested in sponsoring a class or can find a few hours during show week to provide a “pair of hands”, please contact the treasurer, David Barrett on or see us at the Garden Party at New Hall on Saturday 7th May 2011.