Our show may not have been able to take place today, but we thought there was no better time to share a piece of show history discovered during lockdown.
Rhiannon got in touch after discovering some historical records among her late father’s belongings including this photograph from 96 years ago of her great grandfather Thomas Morris with his prize winning horse at Bedwellty Show 1st September 1924.
Thank you for getting in touch Rhiannon, what a brilliant find!
Do you have photographs from show days past? We’d love to see them! Email: SocialMedia@bedwelltyshow.co.uk
Tonight we would normally share lots of photographs sent to us by our competitors of their preparation on the eve of show day.
Unfortunately we don’t have any photographs to share tonight, due to the cancellation of our 2020 show. But we have put together a link to those we’ve been sent over the last few years, click the hyperlink below of the Facebook album year you would like to take a look at.
We’ve enjoyed having a look back at them and hope you will too! Are your photos included? We’d love to see what our followers have been up to during lock down. Have you been spending time in the garden growing flowers worthy of sitting in our horticulture tent? Baking a cake for a family member celebrating a birthday during lockdown? Busy crafting with your children as part of homeschooling? Or passing the time by perfecting your horse riding skills thinking ahead to the 2021 show? Please do leave a photo in the comment section on our Facebook post.
Show Preparation Photo Albums:
Message from the Chairman.
It is with deep regret that we need to inform you that the 2020 Bedwellty Show has been cancelled, because of the Covid 19 Pandemic.
We have been delaying a decision, until as late as possible in the hope that it may be possible to proceed with this year’s show. However, we have now heard that our venue, Lancaiach Fawr have postponed or cancelled all events for a number of Months. This is because, the current instruction from Welsh Government is for tourist attractions to remain closed to the public.
It now seems all agricultural shows in Wales, have been cancelled, and Bedwellty have no option in following this course of action. Obviously, with the current social distancing and restriction on large events, the health, safety, and well being of all our wonderful, volunteers, members, exhibitors, traders and above all our visitors, is paramount.
Next years show will be held at Llancaiach Fawr,on Saturday 21st August, so please put this date in your diary. We look forward to building on the success of last year, with our new layout, plus superb livestock, horse, poultry, and horticulture classes, together with an exciting range of attractions.
From all the committee, can I extend our sincere best wishes, and hope you all stay safe and well during these difficult times. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.
The 2019 show will be the first time both Dyfed Shire Horses and Bowen Contracting have attended and we cannot wait for them to be a part of #BedwelltyAgriculturalShow2019
The weather forecast looks like it will have improved by show day, but Bedwellty Agricultural Show 2019 WILL be going ahead no matter what the weather is like on Saturday.
Please note will not be offering showjumping at the 2019 show, this is why show jumping classes were are not listed in the horse and pony schedule. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause – we hope to offer showjumping classes again in the future.
Bedwellty Agricultural Society will be hosing the 2019 show on the ground of Llancaiach Fawr Manor (Postcode: CF46 6ER).
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From all at the Bedwellty Agricultural Society, we hope you enjoy the show!
Dogs are welcome at our show, however they must be kept on a lead and under control at all times and they will be unable to go in the tents (horticulture, poultry, children’s craft).
We have a family dog show taking place at our show which dog owners may be interested in, please click here to read our earlier post listing the classes. Entry fee per dog class is £1 with prizes for 1st to 3rd and a Best In Show Trophy.
The dog show starts at 10am, with registration taken on the day before this time, should you wish to enter your four legged companion. Adult ticket into the show: £7, Child/concessions ticket into the show: £5, Children under 5 years of age: Free.
If you have any questions regarding the dog show, please contact Amy Williams by email: Amy.email@example.com
Those entering the show this year, please remember we love to see your show preparation here in the Bedwellty office!
Drop your photos in the comment section of our Show Preparation 2019! album on Facebook or email them over to Shannon – firstname.lastname@example.org so we can share them on our website & social media channels.
Why not also RSVP to our Facebook Event to let your friends know you will be supporting show day.
Here are the photos we have received so far, thank you to the following people for sending their photos in; Steph Anie, Hannah-louise Robins, Sue Nightingale-Roberts, Kirsty Cohane, Luke Powell – Brynheath Herefords, Sue Stankiewicz, Amanda Jayne Parfitt – Simba The Lionheart.
Our new marquee has arrived! 🎉
A big thank you to Shield Marquee Manufacturing Ltd for not only providing us with an important part of our show, but teaching team Bedwellty how to set it up for the first time – helped by the youth of Gelligaer young farmers club 💪😂
Another thank you goes to those who have donated to our Go Fund me account, your donations have helped make this happen! 👏👍
To learn more about our grant bid and to donate, please visit our Go Fund Me page.