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Photographs of vegetable snad fruit from the WYOG annual shows

The annual show started 1989 Hipperholme church Sunday afternoon, mainly organised by Jack and Joyce Tindall and from the start it was a show to be judged on taste. In the third year of the show’s life it moved to the Clarke Foley centre in Ilkley with coverage from the BBC woman’s reporter and a Guardian photographer attending. In 1993 the show moved to Cleckheaton Town Hall for several years, then to Carlisle Business Centre in Bradford in 1999 for its 10th anniversary, and from 2000 it has been at it current home at Shipley College in Saltaire.  Over the years many different and  well, known people involved in organic growing have helped with the judging, from HDRA (now Garden Organic) and DT Browns seed merchants. It grew quickly in the 1990 and over the past few years the numbers have plateaued and occasionally dip. The format has remained roughly the same with other stalls, a café,  a schedule that is revised in the light of changing circumstances – so more children’s classes were added at a time when many schools were involved in entering their produce, but now there is little opportunity to work with schools so the classes for children have been reduced. You can find copies of the schedule over the years here, and poster advertising the events here

The show ran every year until 2020 when lockdowns and the covid pandemic halted it; an outside event was held in 2021 in Saltaire and the hope is that the show will resume in 2022.

The organic show is back!

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We are going to try and run a normal organic show this year at Shipley College. We plan to use both the outside and inside areas of the college. There will be the usual mix of exhibits, stalls, advice and information, tomato tasting and a café. We are working on the details and will provide more information in the coming months. Meanwhile put the date of 10th September in your diary and start to think about what you will have growing then that you can share with us. The schedule will be on our web site in July. We will also need a lot of help on the day – so we need some new judges, stewards, kitchen helpers – so please see what you can offer;  you will be given help with all these roles. We have posters and fliers to get out to tell people about the show so if you can take any to distribute please get in touch.

Schedule of Classes

There are lots of categories and sometimes we change thes over time. Below are some of the schedules over the years:

schedule for vegetable classesschedule 13bschedule 18a