2017 was with out doubt a resounding success for the show. A hundred cattle and almost two hundred sheep entered completely filled the area allotted for livestock and demonstrated once more the magnificent level of support the show enjoys among livestock interests. The atmosphere around the livestock contributes so much to the countryside ‘feel’ of the show. Congratulations to John & Wendy Laight who won the Cattle Interbreed with their British Blue cow, and Lindsey Wright who took the sheep interbred with a Kerry Hill Ewe. Take a look at our results page to see all the section winners. Every available Trade Pitch was sold and the catering area’s fully subscribed with a huge range of goods and services on offer and we have to mention Mr. L. Morgan and Elemental Leather who took the large and small Trade Stand trophy’s respectively.
Our Entertainment Trailer, hosted by Lincs FM featured the Billinghay Ruffs, Dance Fuzion and included three performances by the Horncastle Ukulele Band. A great turn out in the Classic and Vintage tractor section made for an interesting and informative Main Ring parade, along with the motor vehicles, Pony Driving Demonstration and the main attraction ‘Pedal Power versus Parkour’ who treated us to an absolutely fearless display on mountain bikes The Craft Marquee sold all the space available and the Heritage Marquee created lots of interest, especially the scale model of a First World War Tank and with our friend from previous shows Jim Hancock the potter there showing children how to throw a pot on a wheel, there was plenty of things to look over.
As always we have a nominated theme for the show and the committee decided upon ‘Traditional Rural Crafts’ for this year. We felt this worked really well for us. The varied Lincolnshire environment lends its self to a wide range of crafts and skills. Stone is the vernacular building material in the Stamford and Deeping areas where as the fens and marsh favoured the wooden framed Mud and Stud construction demonstrated by Rob Ley of Skendleby. Local thatcher Andrew Bramley from Thimbleby came along to show us his skill, Stan and Irene Hampson from Old Mill Crafts with their blacksmiths forge. John Savings from the National Hedge Laying Society came with a display of all the differing styles of work in Bonsai.
So all in all a full and busy day for the Woodhall Team and we hope all of you who came along enjoyed the show, and those who didn’t make it this year, see you next!
Woodhall Spa Country Show Bursary
The Woodhall Spa Country Show is an annual event run by volunteers aiming to provide an affordable, entertaining and educational day out for the whole family. Any proceeds from the show are returned to the local community to support the work of other community organisations.. The committee of Woodhall Spa Show are delighted to be launching a bursary designed to assist those individuals 16-28 years old in need of financial assistance to carry out a project or research of an educational benefit with in the realms of rural crafts, culture, heritage or agriculture. The bursary is designed to encourage and assist the continuity of rural arts with future generations. Consideration will be given to applications requesting assistance including but not limited to; training, materials, research, travelling expenses, clothing, tools, entry fees etc. etc. Applicants within a 15 mile radius of the show are encouraged to apply. Please indicate on your application if you are involved in any other community organisations. If you are available to assist at the show, this would be looked upon favourably. Please notify the secretary firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to help prior or during the show, or make your self known at the Secretary’s marquee on the day of the show. You are expected to present details of your activities with the bursary to the committee at the AGM held in November 2017.
The closing date for all applications is Monday 31st. July. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 25th. August.
Woodhall Spa Country Show wish to acknowledge valuable help from :
Woodhall Spa Parish Council
Ron Tuplin; Public Address System
All Sponsors & Donors
Woodhall Spa Guides
St Johns Ambulance, Sleaford
2nd Coningsby Guides
Woodhall Spa and Horncastle Lions
Sarawen Rosettes, Wrangle
Lincolnshire Agricultrual Society
And finally thank you to all those who turn up and support us
We do have our own official photographer, Aggie Moore, Strike a pose and ask Aggie to capture the moment!