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22nd June 2017

South’s largest one-day agricultural show celebrates 175 years

Saturday 9 September 2017

Heritage and history will form part of the spectacle as The Romsey Show hits a landmark 175 years.

One of the oldest agricultural shows in the country, The Show started out in 1842 when Queen Victoria was on the throne and steam trains were in their heyday.

Based on the historic Broadlands estate, visitors will be treated to a true celebration of the English countryside and farming on Saturday 9 September. Crowd-pulling attractions will include over 1,000 livestock, heavy horse parades, the country’s best farriers, and more than 500 retail stands for those looking for a country-style shopping fix.

In line with the history theme, Salisbury resident Dr Phil Harding from TV’s Time Team is this year’s President and visitors can dive into the past thanks to hands-on activities with Wessex Archaeology.

Dr Harding said: “Rural community spirit marked the Neolithic Revolution in Britain, 6,500 years ago. I sense this spirit remains as strong in this, my Presidential year, as The Romsey Show reaches its land mark 175 year anniversary.”

The 175th celebrations will kick off with the big build when the parkland at Broadlands is transformed with marquees and rings ready for the big day on Saturday 9 September. New attractions for the anniversary year include the humorous Mole Show, a magnificent Falcon Village, the dog and duck show, and don’t miss the Sheep Show with some amazing dancing sheep!

Show Secretary Alexa Hobday said: “The Romsey Show started off in the Market Square all those years ago and we know from our archive that hundreds of thousands of people have enjoyed a real celebration of the countryside over all these years.

“We stay true to our traditions by always providing the best entertainment, food and countryside day out but we also like to keep up to date and The Romsey Show this year has exciting new attractions for all the family.”

Tickets have been frozen at last year’s prices with under 11s free and they are available at www.romseyshow.co.uk from July.

 

Calling all people with a passion for the countryside – we need YOU!

In our 175th year, we’re looking for more people to join our dedicated army of over 400 volunteers at The Romsey Show.

There are a variety of volunteer roles available to suit all interests and time commitments, in return for free entry to The Show.

Contact us at info@romseyshow.co.uk for details.
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Calling all people with a passion for the countryside – we need YOU!

In our 175th year, we’re looking for more people to join our dedicated army of over 400 volunteers at The Romsey Show.

There are a variety of volunteer roles available to suit all interests and time commitments, in return for free entry to The Show. 

Contact us at info@romseyshow.co.uk for details.

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Jennie HamWhat roles are available?

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Andie HarrymanAudrey Chapelain voila une vache de race Limousin à la fête près de Southampton 👍🙌🏻

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We have a couple of (standard) spaces left in our Shopping & Craft Marquee for the show this year, Saturday 9th September.

3m x 2.4m pitches available in the marquee, with the option of electricity, chair and table hire.

The Show is open from 8am - 6pm and with 24,000 visitors on site, we are one of the largest one-day shows in the Country.

Tickets will go on sale from August, with children under 12 free of charge.

Visit our website for more details and to download an application form: romseyshow.co.uk/trade-stands/stand-locations/shopping-craft/
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We have a couple of (standard) spaces left in our Shopping & Craft Marquee for the show this year, Saturday 9th September.

3m x 2.4m pitches available in the marquee, with the option of electricity, chair and table hire. 

The Show is open from 8am - 6pm and with 24,000 visitors on site, we are one of the largest one-day shows in the Country. 

Tickets will go on sale from August, with children under 12 free of charge.

Visit our website for more details and to download an application form: http://romseyshow.co.uk/trade-stands/stand-locations/shopping-craft/

Romsey Show added 2 new photos.

On behalf of The Romsey Show, our Chairman, Penny Grabham abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower on Saturday morning, raising £320 for Wave 105 charity Cash for Kids!

Our Chairman reported back:

"I DID IT!!!! And you lovely people helped me raise £320! I had a fabulous personal support team Jeanette Kell, Alan and Judi Johnson, and my wonderful rock Graham Warren, oh and I nearly forgot, the infamous Romsey Show teddies!

It was the most amazing experience, 170m from top to bottom and the views were stunning. The weather was perfect. However, it wasn’t without incident! I was supplied with the requisite safety equipment, hooked up and given brief instructions, before leaving the safety of the birds nest platform. I waved at the camera with no hands when the leg strap on my right leg released! So, with increasing levels of alarm and the intervention of a friend before I was unceremoniously hauled back in! I knew I wasn’t going to fall but it was unbalancing and unnerving. The leg strap was reattached and the rest of the harness checked……..I just concentrated on breathing CALMLY! And out I went for my second attempt…..which actually went very smoothly…….thanking all things that can be trusted and relied on. Thank you everyone for the enormous cheer when I landed and sharing a one in a million experience with me. I can honestly say I would do it again."
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On behalf of The Romsey Show, our Chairman, Penny Grabham abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower on Saturday morning, raising £320 for Wave 105 charity Cash for Kids! 

Our Chairman reported back: 

I DID IT!!!! And you lovely people helped me raise £320!  I had a fabulous personal support team Jeanette Kell,  Alan and Judi Johnson, and my wonderful rock Graham Warren, oh and I nearly forgot, the infamous Romsey Show teddies!

It was the most amazing experience, 170m from top to bottom and the views were stunning. The weather was perfect.  However, it wasn’t without incident!  I was supplied with the requisite safety equipment, hooked up and given brief instructions, before leaving the safety of the birds nest platform.  I waved at the camera with no hands when the leg strap on my right leg released!  So, with increasing levels of alarm and the intervention of a friend before I was unceremoniously hauled back in! I knew I wasn’t going to fall but it was unbalancing and unnerving.  The leg strap was reattached and the rest of the harness checked……..I just concentrated on breathing CALMLY!   And out I went for my second attempt…..which actually went very smoothly…….thanking all things that can be trusted and relied on.  Thank you everyone for the enormous cheer when I landed and sharing a one in a million experience with me.  I can honestly say I would do it again.

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Wave 105Wow Penny Grabham, what a fantastic achievement - £320!!! Thank you so much for being brave, abseiling and raising money for #wave105 #cashforkids The money you raised will make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children in the south. #brave #portsmouth #charity 😀👏

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Ruth Harper-AdamsWell done Penny! Xx

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Debbie NewmanGood god! Really? Did I know about this? Is it to late to donate?? You're a star?

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Lindsey HiltonWow that's just amazing! Well done Penny x

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Karen OmahonyBrilliant penny I could nt do that x

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Claire ChambersWell done Penny!

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Jane Whitehart😉 amazing, well done Penny xxx

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Romsey Show added 2 new photos.

We have some late space available on the showground, in the Horticulture tent and in our Shopping & Craft Marquee (standard spaces only, corners have gone!)

Download an application pack today: www.romseyshow.co.uk/trade-stands/

If you have any queries, please email the Show Office info@romseyshow.co.uk
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We have some late space available on the showground, in the Horticulture tent and in our Shopping & Craft Marquee (standard spaces only, corners have gone!)

Download an application pack today: www.romseyshow.co.uk/trade-stands/ 

If you have any queries, please email the Show Office info@romseyshow.co.uk

Romsey Show added 2 new photos.

Thank you to everyone on our Committees who took part in our Annual Inter-Committee Croquet Afternoon last month.

Our Chairman said: "Sunday 25th June was the perfect day for such an occasion and were very fortunate to be joined by our President Dr Phil Harding. Everyone arrived at 12.30 with their delicious wares to add to the American style bring and share lunch, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all – once we’d remembered to cook the potatoes! Lunch was eaten on the lawn which also served as the spectator seating for the Croquet Knock-out Tournament that followed.

There was much competitive sport and a fair amount of cheating! All committees and posts were represented by not always the most logical person, but we covered all bases! Our Vice Chairman stepped in to represent the Entertainments Committee and in her own words said “Rather apt really, as I was the entertainment!”, she was a great sport and we all rolled with laughter as she disappeared yet again to retrieve her ball from the rough! Our President was a true sport and stepped on to the lawn where he entered into the spirit of the occasion and gave it a fair shot, but sadly was unsuccessful in his challenge.

We dined on strawberries and cream, and scrummy cake at Tea, washed down with a brew before reconvening for the final stage of the contest and the winner was Farm representative Steve Mitchell who was presented with our new cup for this event, which was kindly donated by Lyn Ebdon and Roger Ebdon.

Thank you everyone for a super afternoon, I know that all that were able to attend really enjoyed it!"
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Thank you to everyone on our Committees who took part in our Annual Inter-Committee Croquet Afternoon last month. 

Our Chairman said: Sunday 25th June was the perfect day for such an occasion and were very fortunate to be joined by our President Dr Phil Harding. Everyone arrived at 12.30 with their delicious wares to add to the American style bring and share lunch, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all – once we’d remembered to cook the potatoes!  Lunch was eaten on the lawn which also served as the spectator seating for the Croquet Knock-out Tournament that followed.

There was much competitive sport and a fair amount of cheating!  All committees and posts were represented by not always the most logical person, but we covered all bases!  Our Vice Chairman stepped in to represent the Entertainments Committee and in her own words said “Rather apt really, as I was the entertainment!”, she was a great sport and we all rolled with laughter as she disappeared yet again to retrieve her ball from the rough!  Our President was a true sport  and stepped on to the lawn where he entered into the spirit of the occasion and gave it a fair shot, but sadly was unsuccessful in his challenge.  

We dined on strawberries and cream, and scrummy cake at Tea,  washed down with a brew before reconvening for the final stage of the contest and the winner was Farm representative Steve Mitchell who was presented with our new cup for this event, which was kindly donated by Lyn Ebdon and Roger Ebdon.

Thank you everyone for a super afternoon, I know that all that were able to attend really enjoyed it!

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Thank you to everyone who attended our Farm Walk earlier this week. A big thank you also to our wonderful hosts at South Lynch Farm, Hursley for a wonderful evening!
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Thank you to everyone who attended our Farm Walk earlier this week. A big thank you also to our wonderful hosts at South Lynch Farm, Hursley for a wonderful evening!

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Joining the Countryside Area this year!  #RomseyShow17

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Join us and celebrate 175 years of the South’s largest one-day agricultural show!

One of the oldest agricultural shows in the country, The Romsey Show started out in 1842 when Queen Victoria was on the throne and steam trains were in their heyday.

We’re based on the historic Broadlands estate, where you’ll be treated to a true celebration of the English countryside and farming on Saturday 9 September. Salisbury resident Dr Phil Harding from TV’s Time Team is this year’s President.

romseyshow.co.uk/news/
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Join us and celebrate 175 years of the South’s largest one-day agricultural show!

One of the oldest agricultural shows in the country, The Romsey Show started out in 1842 when Queen Victoria was on the throne and steam trains were in their heyday.

We’re based on the historic Broadlands estate, where you’ll be treated to a true celebration of the English countryside and farming on Saturday 9 September. Salisbury resident Dr Phil Harding from TV’s Time Team is this year’s President.

http://romseyshow.co.uk/news/

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Gillian RallsWe'll be there 😁

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William GrabhamWish I could be there.

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Susan BurkeI'll be there. 😎

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Kristina GlasperMe as well ,x😂

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Antony HurleJason Ralph Jamie White look who's coming to Romsey Show! I wonder what part of the dinosaur he'll be looking for

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Kristina GlasperHi Uncle William Grabham perhaps next year ,2018 xx, that would be fab 😁😀😚😚

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3 months today until the show!

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Sonia GeorgeI will be coming over from australia to visit the show. Cant wait

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John PendleMissed it last year wil going this year 👍

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Romsey Show added 2 new photos.

It's always exciting to welcome new traders to the show each year. This year we will be welcoming...

Emska Home - selling unique and handpicked Scandinavian homewares, sheepskins and accessories. All handpicked by Emma Hill, interior stylist.

And...

Patio and Terrace, a family business selling fun and quirky garden ornaments to make you smile. Ideal gift ware for that person "who has everything!"
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Its always exciting to welcome new traders to the show each year. This year we will be welcoming...

Emska Home - selling unique and handpicked Scandinavian homewares, sheepskins and accessories. All handpicked by Emma Hill, interior stylist.

And... 

Patio and Terrace, a family business selling fun and quirky garden ornaments to make you smile. Ideal gift ware for that person who has everything!

Visit Hampshire's Countryside stand on show day and discover more opportunities to access & enjoy the countryside in Hampshire.

Run by Hampshire County Council, the Countryside Service manages 87 sites totalling over 4000 hectares. There are a wide range of landscapes, from hills to heaths, forest and down-land, rivers and streams, water meadows and woodland...all for you to explore.

Take a look at their Facebook for more beautiful photos and information.
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Visit Hampshires Countryside stand on show day and discover more opportunities to access & enjoy the countryside in Hampshire. 

Run by Hampshire County Council, the Countryside Service manages 87 sites totalling over 4000 hectares. There are a wide range of landscapes, from hills to heaths, forest and down-land, rivers and streams, water meadows and woodland...all for you to explore.

Take a look at their Facebook for more beautiful photos and information.

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