THIS YEARS SHOW   -  SUNDAY MAY 21st. 2017

Now we have  our AGM last November over  Woodhall committee are working on the 2017 event. Our theme this year is to be ‘Traditional Rural Crafts’. The varied Lincolnshire environment lends its self to a wide range of crafts. The wolds have a tradition of hedge laying, there are dry stone walls in the Ancaster area and stone is a vernacular building material in the Stamford and Deeping areas. The fens and marsh have mud and stud used for cottages, some of which survive in entirety and many remnants are still there hidden away where people in the past have  encased them in brick and tile  as their living standards began to improve. Another activity which was important in the fens and marshes was drainage work, under drainage systems were installed by hand extensively form the 1850s onwards. Lots of different tile’s were experimented with, some only an inch and a half in diameter, thought to speed the flow of water, egg shaped tiles, horse show shapes and finally three inch round machine made pipes. The expected days work for one man, on piece work, thirty three yards of pipe laid at a depth often in excess of three feet and the trench partially back filled.

Like all rural areas blacksmith’s were an important section of the economy of a village, some of whom progressed over generations to become manufacturers and iron founders such as the Marshall family in Gainsbourgh.   

We have our entertainment trailer as usual and a full programme of main ring events planned. We expect David Faulkner to be there with his scurry driving team and of course our parades of vehicles and Tractors. Livestock entries have begun to be taken and applications for trade stands are already coming in. Our Main Attraction is now confirmed to be  Pedal Power versus Parkour, find out more on the whats on page.
This year sees the launch of our bursary fund, giving us an added dimension to our endeavours to look forward to.

So all in all it looks like a pretty busy year at the Woodhall Spa Country Show meetings and we hope are able to come along and support us on Sunday May 21st.  

See you there.

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 amylouisesharpe@aol.com 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.

 

The application form is available  from amyloisesharpe@aol.com or by enquiry at our website via email info@woodhallspashow.co.uk


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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

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Lincolnshire Agricultrual Society

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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!