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October 31, 2017

As preparations get underway for the 200th anniversary of Bakewell Agricultural and Horticultural Society in 2019, directors announce a ‘year off’ for its Bakewell Show event. After being blighted by adverse weather conditions this August, show organisers have decided to rest the ground for a year and reassess the event. Ian Else, joint Show director,… Read more »

September 2, 2017

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will make his first visit to Westmorland County Show on Thursday 14th September. The Society is truly honoured to be able to welcome The Prince of Wales to Westmorland Show this year. One of the oldest shows in the country, with the emphasis of the day firmly on… Read more »

June 21, 2017

More than 1600 primary school children experienced the sights, smells and sounds of a working farm last week, when the gates of Heaves Farm, Levens were opened to 40 primary schools from South Cumbria and North Lancashire on Tuesday 13 and Thursday 15th June. Organisers of the event, Westmorland County Agricultural Society, worked closely with… Read more »

May 18, 2017

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Devon and Cornwall Longwool Flock Association which was founded in 1977. The association holds the studbook for the breed and promotes the breeding and rearing of Devon and Cornwall Longwool sheep, which are popular within the south west region. The coming together of two dwindling local sheep… Read more »

May 11, 2017

With a new venue, a mixture of new and much-loved attractions and a chance for your family pet to wow the crowds, the 137th Derbyshire County Show and Food Fayre promises to be a fun day out for everyone. Taking place at Locko Park, just off the A6096 in Spondon, Derby, on June 25, the… Read more »

The Kent County Agricultural Society, Charitable Activities Committee hosted the 14th Living Land event at the Kent Showground in Detling on Thursday 4 May. The event which started in 2004 has seen over 40,000 Kent School children attend over the period it has been running. The 2017, ‘Living Land’ was visited by 2,728 children from… Read more »

Local artisans and talented crafts people are coming together to exhibit at the Devon County Show on May 18, 19 and 20 held at Westpoint, Exeter. A collection of soap makers, leather workers, jewellers, artists, candle makers and many others will be setting up shop in a canvas marquee which would easily cover a premier… Read more »

If you are looking for thrills and spills at the Royal Cornwall Show, you’ll usually find it in the event’s main ring. This year will be no different with a fantastic line-up of dare-devil stuntmen and fast-paced horseback competitions. However, taking the pace down a little this year, but turning the fun up to full,… Read more »

href=””>most vibrant Private Bill Herd was a 25-year-old father-of- two from Exeter when he left his job as a Carter to join the Devonshire Regiment in 1914. He was killed in action four years later at Bapaume, France. Bill was one of 11,500 Devon men and women who died in the First World War and… Read more »

April 28, 2017

Poultry and eggs will be part of this year’s Royal Cornwall Show as the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have announced today that restrictions due to bird flu are due to come to an end. Restrictions were imposed by DEFRA on poultry and captive birds across the country in December 2016 due… Read more »