We are very proud to have been able to support Wales Air Ambulance this year. We all appreciate the essential service this charity provides. By a combination of our own efforts, including a sheep being led around the showground by her owner Louise with a bucket for contributions, and the fundraising team from Wales Air Ambulance on site raising awareness and selling their charity merchandise, we managed to raise £200 on show day.
We were very pleased to be able to present Annie Lawrie, representing Wales Air Ambulance, with a cheque for £200 yesterday evening. Thanks to Annie for all her efforts supporting the show and for coming along to meet us yesterday. We send Wales Air Ambulance our very best wishes and hope to be able to support them again in the future.
Despite the very wet weather on Sunday August 26th, Llangynidr Show went ahead and those who braved the weather had a great day's entertainment. Entries to (outdoor) competition classes were low compared to previous years, but with the usual very high standards; congratulations to all the winners. The Farmers' Market and Demonstration Tents were exceptionally popular. A great turn out in the Farmers' Market, heavily oversubscribed for those wanting stalls, and the tent was buzzing with customers all day. The Demonstration Tent had a packed programme from noon to 5pm; every demonstration had a full and attentitve audience.
The main ring was also busy all day. Some improvisation from those putting on the show was needed, for example a static display of the birds of prey from Black Mountatins Falconry under cover during the heaviest rain, but then a full flying display later in the afternoon. Our thanks go to all of our main ring acts for their cooperation under difficult circumstances. Thanks also to others around the showground supporting us and entertaining the crowds, for example Dylan's Tours demonstrating the ancient Welsh art of making and using coracles.
The show was opened by Terry Walton, radio gardener, and Lynn Allbutt, local author, gardener and barefoot walker, both of whom also ran a gardeners' questions session in the demo tent. Thank you to Terry and Lynn.
We had plenty of traders on site; food stands, charities, outdoor clothing, firewood, renewable power and agricultural merchants were just some examples. Even the Ice Cream van did some business! The grand draw was very popular as always. We had an excellent array of vintage vehicles, ranging from pushbikes and motorbikes to tractors, joined this year by South Wales Land Rover Club. The sheep shearing and spinning demonstrations were as popular as ever, thank you also to those who put so much effort into these fascinating demonstrations.
Congratulations to our partners on the day - Llangynidr Garden Club's 75th Annual Show was a great success in the village hall with high numbers and quality of entries, and Bwlch & Crickhowell Young Farmers' Club's Speed Shearing event in the evening was extremely popular and proved to also work well in raising much-needed club funds.
Lots of thank yous - to the committee for all their hard work all year, to those who turned out to help set up and tear down the showground, to those working in the kitchens providing excellent food as always, to our exhibitors, traders, photographers, competitors, judges, stewards, vice presidents, sponsors, advertisers, security team, road and car park stewards, bar staff and everyone else involved - your contributions are all extemely highly appreciated and we couldn't do it without you. And of course thank you to everyone who came along on the day to make the show so enjoyable.
Llangynidr Agricultural Show Society
Just one of many photos taken by Paul Thomson.
We will post a selection of show photos from Paul and from Peter Childs as soon as possible at http://www.llangynidrshow.org
We have most of our results posted now on the competition pages. Still awaiting the confirmed results for all 3 horse rings, and for the garden and craft show, but you will find the rest available now.
Our photographers have been busy sifting through the many pictures they took on a wet but enjoyable show day. Plenty more to come, but we hope this initial set from Peter Childs gives a flavour of the day - plenty of rain and plenty of smiles.
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