Future is bright for show
NEXT year, Meirionnydd Agricultural Society celebrates its 150th anniversary and, if this year’s show is anything to go by, it will do so in rude health.
Under scudding clouds, warm sunshine and a cooling coastal breeze, Glyndwr Davies and his Tywyn organising team staged another picturesque show at Hendy, Pall Mall and Ysguboriau farms last Wednesday. “Everyone was happy to escape the rainy season,” said show secretary Doug Powell.
“It was an excellent show, with a good turn-out of both exhibitors and visitors. We were very pleased to be back in Tywyn and we can now look forward to the 2018 show and the society’s 150th anniversary.”
● It was a good day at the Meirionnydd County Show for the Jones family from Rhos Helyg, Bryncroes, Pwllheli: Interbreed group of three sheep champions, Welsh Hill Speckled face, homebred, yearling ram four year old ewe and ewe lamb with Gwenan, Edryd and Karen Jones and, inset, Reserve Interbreed Sheep Champion, Welsh Hill Speckled Face, homebred ram lamb with Karen ● Elfyn Llwyd, former MP, with his two-month-old ‘Indian Fantale’ pigeon, class winner. He was also awarded the National Pigeon Association prize ● Champion Highland “Cassie of Claddich”, heifer with Llinos Ford, from JO Ford, from Llan Farm, Llanfrothen, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd ● Above, left: Reserve Welsh and Section A Horse Champion, Isbryn Asbi, 4 years and over, Welsh Mountain Pony Section A, with Sian Jones, from Mr and Mrs DW Jones, Islyn Stud, Coed Y Rhygen, Trawsfynydd ● Supreme in-hand Horse Champion of Show, 3-year-old, shire filly, Trem y Wyddfa Jan’s Pearl, with Rhys Griffiths, of WD Griffiths and Son, Penisarwaun, Caernarfon ● Vincent and Sharon Mears, of Treddafydd Organic, Treddafydd Farm, Llithfaen, Gwynedd, with a selection of award-winning jams