I am Sheila Mason and I am Show Secretary for the above. As a Society we have been having an Annual Show for more than a hundred years – this year will be our 141st – which must make us about the oldest Society in our area. It began when Currie was a village surrounded by farmland and big houses with big gardens employing gardeners and also villagers who grew there own fruit and vegetables. Our Show nowadays is held in Balerno Community High School but for very many years was held in the now demolished Currie Primary School. There are many classes in the Show for Plants, Fruit, Flowers and Vegetables on the Horticultural side and we also have classes for Floral Art, Baking, Preserves, Needlework, and Handcrafts on the Industrial side. What I should like to draw your attention to at this time is about the classes we have for your children to attempt. Currie has always been very supportive of our Show and the pupils have had the distinction of gaining medals and certificates for their efforts over the years. We also encourage under 14s to enter the classes for Beginners and for this now is the time of year to sow seeds for some of the items listed on our Schedule of classes for the Show being held this year on Saturday 31st August. The full list is available on our website www.currieshow.org Of course a visit to the Show is a most pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon so watch out for our printed Schedule of classes at the local Post Office and some other local shops and perhaps you might just find something to capture your attention in our listings to be able to make an entry.
My grateful thanks to all at Currie for allowing me to write to you all so that you can help your children to participate in the Show.