We had our AGM in November and now our sights are firmly fixed on the 2018 show. All our favourite attractions and displays will be there and a few new ones. The Heritage and Craft Marquee’s organised by their section secretaries promise to be as interesting as ever along with the vehicle, engine and tractor displays exhibited down the eastern side of the site. Cattle and sheep entries are expected to fully occupy their allotted area and almost a hundred trade and catering pitches are available again. Trade pitch applications started to come in on Jan1st, the first day of acceptance.
This year we have as our theme ‘Breeds of Sheep’ We hope to be able to demonstrate how sheep have developed from the earliest animals brought to the country around 4000 B.C. by Neolithic settlers, believed to be closely related to the Soay sheep we have today. Initially mainly kept for milk and meat the wool gradually improved after influence by bloodlines brought in with the Romans. The economy of Lincolnshire in the medieval period and middle ages was driven almost exclusively by the export of raw wool to the continent. Improvements in stock breeding during the Agricultural revolution culminated with the Lincoln breed reaching a zenith in the late 19th. and early 20th. century. More modern breeds place a far greater emphasis on meat production rather than wool.
As our main attraction ‘The Sheep Show’ will be at Woodhall, we felt this year particularly it fitted with our theme, they will also do a ‘Dog and Duck’ demonstration in the main ring for us. Our friends the Scurry Drivers will be there with a couple of demonstrations in the main ring, and Dance Fusion, The Bilinghay Ruffs and The Wrinkly Rockers on the Entertainment Trailer hosted once more this year by our friends from LincsFM
After last years successful Bursary Awards we will again be looking for qualifying applicants, see our web site for information or contact via the info@woodhallspashow mail address or email email@example.com
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 the 31st. July. Successful applicants will be notified by the 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!