Silver Medals given out at this year’s Royal Welsh Show

5 August 2014

Emyr Lewis and Terry Clarke receive their silver medals from this year’s Radnor President, Mrs Rhian Duggan and husband John

Each year the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society presents a series of honorary awards to people who have given exceptional service to the society, mainly in a voluntary capacity, and in many cases for well over 20 years.

This year two of the society’s esteemed silver medals were presented to Mr Emyr Lewis FRAgS and Mr Terry Clarke FRAgS in recognition for their outstanding lifetime contribution.

Emyr has stewarded at the Royal Welsh since 1982 and recently retired as assistant Chief Steward in the Beef Section. He is also Chair of the Winter Fair Committee which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Terry started as a steward at the Royal Welsh in 1989 and at the Winter Fair from its commencement in 1990. In 2000 Terry became the Chair of the Livestock Committee, from which he recently announced his retirement after 15 years of dedicated service.

“We are forever grateful for the hard work and dedication of all the stewards and volunteers involved with the society. In excess of 1,500 people give up their time to sit on committees, join the county advisory groups, fundraise and generally help out with the society events, this is the ‘gold-dust’ that makes our show so special.” said Steve Hughson, Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Chief Executive.

“The presentation of our honorary society awards is a way for us to show our appreciation to those that have given exceptional service to the society for many years. It is this commitment and generosity which make the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society the success that it is.”

These silver medals were just two of the 12 honorary awards presented this year, including three honorary life memberships, six honorary life governorships and an honorary life vice-presidency.