Shell Show 28 October, 2017

Theydon Bois Village Hall
Coppice Row, (the B172)
Theydon Bois,
CM16 7ER

The Shell Show will take place from 9.00am to 4pm. Admission is free. Bring a friend. It is an opportunity to meet other members and to seek advice from experienced collectors. Members are encouraged to create display tables for the prize competitions for categories such as One Species, British Marine, Caribbean or in specialities such as Shell art, shell postage stamps. Marine, freshwater and land specimens are shown.

About 10 to 15 shell dealers take table space for display and offer for sale shells to suit both beginner's and expert's budgets.

Further information can be obtained from the show secretary:


For a detailed map visit google maps.

Look for the Hall on Coppice Row.

Access by car
Theydon Bois is on the edge of Epping Forest between Loughton and Epping in Essex. It is close to the M25 Junction 26 (Waltham Abbey), and Junctions 5 (Loughton, northbound exit only) and 7 (Harlow/Epping) of the M11.

The village Hall is opposite the Village Green.
Further details to follow.

Access by public transport
Theydon Bois tube station is on London Underground Central Line, Epping branch.

Transport for London
Local Buses

Further information
Further information and maps are available at the Theydon Bois Village Hall website.

Major prizes at the Show

The Conchologists of America Award for the exhibit with the best overall judged score.
The Scotia Shield for the exhibit or shell which, in the judges opinion, best promotes interest in British conchology.
The Peter Oliver Cup for the best educational exhibit, awarded at the judges' discretion.
The Walter Karo Trophy for the best single shell of the show, awarded at the judges' discretion.
The John Fisher Trophy for the best Junior exhibit as decided by the judges.

Enter for the 2017 Show Competition

The competition classes for 2017 are as follows:
  1. One species
  2. One genus or family
  3. British - marine, freshwater or land
  4. Foreign - marine, freshwater or land
  5. Self-made shell art
  6. Fossils
  7. Shell Photography - up to 15” x 12” including any border, caption, etc. May be orientated portrait or landscape. Judged by members' ballot.
  8. Shellomania – any entry that does not necessarily fit into any of the other categories.
  9. Junior - age 12 to 16 inclusive
  10. Junior - 11 and under
  11. Special category: colourful shells

Please note that entries should not exceed 4 feet in length. Depth is limited by the width of the tables, approximately 2 feet 6 inches.

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