Woodhall Spa Country Show Bursary, see below for details

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. 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.

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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

Sarawen Rosettes, Wrangle

Lincolnshire Agricultrual Society

Firestop, Horncastle

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!