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Dorset County

Chief steward:
Simon Grant-Jones
2. Puddledock Cottages
Sutton Poyntz
Dorset DT3 6LZ Tel 01305 833059


September 1st & 2nd 2018

Schedules available from May 2018 from:
Dorset county show secretary,
Chief steward Simon Grant-Jones FWCB
Follow the links on this page

Judges for 2018: Mr Merv Allen AWCB
Mr Brian Hill AWCB (probationary judge)

Stewards: Simon Grant-Jones FWCB LWCB (Chief steward)
Ron & Freya Long(judging stewards), Brian Collis, Colin Edwards-Jones, Rob Fielding, Brian & Jason Hill.Lyn Grant-Jones

Fire basket by Brian Collis

"Farmyard" Fire Irons
also by Brian

The Blacksmiths Guild
Provider of training
courses www.blacksmiths guild

Syd Blackmore Roofing
and leadwork
Tel 07966 172315

Cahill Fabrications
the saw mills
Units 5&6
Nr Sherborne
Tel 01300 345856

M.B Welding Supplies,
5 Albany Road
Tel 01305 780277

This is the last show of the circuit and is held at the Cokers Frome showground approximately 1/2mile from Dorchester town centre. The main sponsors are Dorchester agricultural society and the Blacksmiths Guild.

Schedule for 2018

Static competitions

Class 1: Any item produced using mainly traditional methods for indoor use
Class 2: Any item produced using mainly traditional methods for outdoor use
Class 3: Any Item of an artistic nature using any method of construction, with no limit on selling price

Live competitions

Class 4: Any saleable item produced on the showground in 30 minutes
Class 5: 1 Hr live: To produce " a hand tool"

special prizes will be awarded for student entries at the judges discretion.

Competitors to supply their own material and tools. Forge anvil coal and vice will be provided.
No striker or extra clean up time allowed.

Organisations that have sponsored and contributed to the running
of the previous Dorset County show competition in 2017 have included:

Dorchester Agricultural Society
Syd Blackmore roofing
The Blacksmiths guild
The worshipful company of Blacksmiths
The Daniel Symonds & Mary Anne Pope trust

New sponsors are always welcome and will be mentioned on this webpage for 12 months after the show
If you would be interested in contributing to the show as a sponsor or by assisting on showdays please contact the chief steward through the link at the top of the page

One of only Ten shows in the country that qualify to compete to find the national champion blacksmith. Run by Simon Grant-Jones FWCB, LWCB with the backing and support from The Blacksmiths Guild and the Dorchester agricultural society, the competition will be into its fourteenth season at Cokers Frome in 2018.
Simon is a Licentiate of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, a committee member of the Blacksmiths Guild, and also sits on the National Blacksmiths competition committee. He will be pleased to advise on careers in Blacksmithing and can be contacted on the links at the top of the page.

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