Here’s the schedule for this year’s South of England Show being held at The Ardingly Showground as in previous years. Only the group A classes are part of the national championship.
Group A Class1 – Traditional
Group A Class 1 – Contemporary
Group A Class 2 – Live Forging
2hrs- Forge hanging candelabra for three candles
It must be able to be height adjustable from a ceiling hook
and candles must be prevented from dripping wax below
No spikes are allowed to support the candles
and the candelabra should be as decorative as possible.
striker permitted no cleaning up time allowed.
Materials to be supplied by competitor in straight bar stock
and sheet only. No pre-formed work to be included.
No striker or clean up time
The following Categories are not part of the NBCC competitions.
Group B Class 3 – Traditional and Contemporary
COLLEGE STUDENTS (UNDER 21) only
Group B Class 4 – LIVE FORGING
1 hr- Forge a set of cutlery: a knife, fork and a spoon
They should be as decorative and as good a finish as possible
While being functional.
Materials to be supplied by the competitor in straight bar stock
and sheet only. No per-formed work to be included.
wins PETER BEGENT AWARD
Group B Class 5 – STATIC EXHIBITS
wins CAMELIA BOTNAR FOUNDATION CUP
More information is available at http://www.southofenglandblacksmiths.org/