Newbury Showground - Tuesday, January 29, 2013
An all-woman team has taken over the reins of the 2013 Royal County of Berkshire Show with the promise that they will build on the substantial success of last year’s event - and break new boundaries.
The Newbury and District Agricultural Society has elected Hampstead Norreys farmer Ali Brown as this year’s show chairman, while Wallingford-based pig business director Sally Stockings becomes president. Together, they are keen to carry on the best agricultural traditions ..
Newbury Showground - Monday, October 15, 2012
After a disappointing harvest, local farmers will be turning their attentions to a hopefully more fruitful time at the Newbury & District Agricultural Society’s Ploughing Match.
The annual event – this year to be held at Lambourn Woodlands in Berkshire on 20 October – promises another great family day out from the organisers of the Royal County of Berkshire Show. But it’s also a chance for ploughmen from Berkshire and the surrounding counties to show ..
Newbury Showground - Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Six local schools will be celebrating Harvest with a jam-packed day of activities at the Newbury Showground on 1 October. From apple tastings to a grow-your-own pumpkin challenge, the 150 primary school pupils will enjoy all that’s best about British grown produce.
The children have been nurturing their pumpkins since May and will be eager to discover which is the heaviest. There will also be a particular focus on that quintessential English fruit – the apple – with appl ..
Newbury Showground - Friday, August 10, 2012
My predecessor and Chairman for the 2011 show, Alan Pooles, often used to say how quickly the year goes when you are in the Chair, and it truly does.
When I reflect back on my thoughts for the show, and throughout the calendar year, it was about providing our members with the opportunity to visit places they hadn’t been before along with general places of interest.
Our visit to Kew Gardens with a personal guided tour by Tony Kirkham (despite the climatic conditi ..
Newbury Showground - Monday, August 06, 2012
TV legend, John Craven, is to make an appearance at this year's Royal County of Berkshire Show. The broadcaster, best known for presenting BBC’s Countryfile, will be special guest at the show on Sunday 16 September.
As well as attracting an audience of up to 8 million on Sunday night’s Countryfile, John remains popular across the generations for his ground-breaking work in children's television. He was awarded the OBE 12 years ago for services to rural and ch ..
Newbury Showground - Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Ian Nutt and Tom Copas have been appointed as the new Chairman and President of the Newbury & District Agricultural Society for 2012.
The appointments were made at the society’s recent annual general meeting.
Ian Nutt who has lived in Berkshire all of his life and is Managing Director of agricultural firm Lister Wilder, said: “Having been attending the show for well over 30 years, both for pleasure and business, it is a considerable honour to have been asked to ..
Newbury Showground - Thursday, September 08, 2011
Today (September 7th) West Berkshire District Council resolved to approve planning permission to Newbury & District Agricultural Society to build a permanent facility to host cattle at the Royal County of Berkshire Show, a relief road, a lake and a new equestrian manege. The resolution of approval will be forwarded to the District Planning Committee who will make a formal decision. This is likely to be taken in October.
Simon Carter, Board member of Newbury & District Agri ..
Newbury Showground - Thursday, July 28, 2011
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Newbury Showground - Friday, July 22, 2011
The Newbury and District Agricultural Society have been in need, for some time, of a new building in which to show cattle and to provide a facility for use during the remainder of the year.
Read about our plans here and support us if you can!
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Newbury Showground - Wednesday, July 06, 2011
I hope you all like the new website and find navigation easy, but please if you have any problems finding anything or if you think we have missed items do let us know through the office 01635 247111.
Events since my last entry have certainly been increasing, on 4th June in glorious early summer weather around 200 members and friends gathered at Englefield House courtesy of Mr & Mrs Richard Benyon for the annual Summer Party, who also gave permission for anyone there to look rou ..