Burwarton Show -
Thursday 1 August 2013
Voted Best One Day Agricultural Show by Farmers’ Guardian readers in 2012.
The Society Annual General Meeting held on 21 January 2013 saw the re-election of Richard Yates and Mike Bradbury as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively and Rob McCabe as Treasurer for the coming year.
We thank everyone who braved the atrocious weather conditions to attend the AGM and further support the Society for the coming year. Following the meeting, members enjoyed a very informative presentation by Philip Evans, Director of Government Services (Met Office) who provided many interesting facts and figures about the activities of the Met Office and the way in which meterological data is obtained and processed.
Richard was born in 1966, studied at Aberystwyth University where he gained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Agriculture before returning to his family farm comprising some 850 acres concentrating on dairy, beef, sheep and arable activities. He is married to Sally and has two daughters, Laura and Olivia. Richard continues a long line of family involvement with the Show over a great many years and was formerly Chairman of the Livestock Committee.
Mike was born and educated in North Wales and started his career in forestry at Bramham Park Estate before studying at Newton Rigg College in Cumbria. After gaining further experience at Bramham he moved to the Guisborough Estate in North Yorkshire and then to Pulford Forestry. He joined Burwarton Estates in 1977 as Head forester and began his long association with the Show. Mike is married to Jackie and has two children and three grandchildren.
Rob was born in Derbyshire, studied at Lancashire College of Agriculture and Harper Adams to gain a PgD and became a Chartered Surveyor and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers. He joined Nock Deighton Agricultural LLP in 2005 and became a Partner in 2009. Rob is married to Debbie and has two children. He is a keen cyclist and has completed three 100 mile charity bike rides in recent years.
Burwarton Show is one of the premier one-day agricultural shows in the country attracting some twenty thousand visitors each year to the glorious South Shropshire countryside.
The Show is held annually on the first Thursday in August at Cleobury North on the B4364 between Bridgnorth and Ludlow, South Shropshire (Postcode WV16 6RP for satnav users) from 8.15 am to 7.00 pm. See our map here.
Now you have found us, please bookmark this website and we look forward to seeing you at the Show.
About the Show
The additional roadway constructed in 2011 links up the existing roads to make a circular hard trackway around the showground. This has made life much easier for both Show officials and contractors during the pre-show build up period particularly in a wet period and also for trade vehicles on Show day itself. Additional drainage and soil compaction improvement work will be undertaken in the coming year to further improve the showground.
The additional field for parking which is shared between livestock and public/member vehicles has proved invaluable. The new entrance gate off this additional parking field on to the showground via the livestock area will relieve some of the pressure on the main entrance gate at peak arrival times in the morning.
The expansion and re-organisation of the Livestock field to provide additional showing rings for the sheep and the newly introduced pig classes has worked very well. This area will also incorporate the new sheep shearing competition in 2013. The cattle showing rings remain unchanged. The popular Fleece competition marquee incorporating spinning demonstrations and other agricultural related tradestands will all add to the interest of the area.
A further development completed in 2011 was the re-alignment of the entrance to the Ludlow car park off the B4364 which provided improved access for visitors travelling from Ludlow.
If anyone would like to join our team of stewards to help out on Show day, do please contact the Show Office. Additional help is always required on Show day in many areas – livestock, equine, gates, parking so if you are able to assist, or know someone who would, we would like to hear from you. A Steward’s badge allows the holder free entrance to the Show and also use of Members’ facilities throughout the day.
Please note that dogs are allowed on the showground provided they are kept on leads at all times but are NOT allowed in either the Livestock area or the Members’ enclosure (except guide dogs for the visually impaired).
For further information on the Burwarton Show, please contact the Show Office direct:
Telephone: 01746 787535
Fax: 01746 787540
Email: click for our contact form
Mail: The Show Office, Burwarton, Bridgnorth WV16 6QJ, Shropshire.