RWAS Long Service Medals for agricultural workers

9 July 2016

Eight agricultural workers from across Wales, who together have notched up 352 years of service, will receive a Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Long Service Medal in recognition of their length of service to the agricultural industry at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.

The recipients of this year’s medals are:

•    Ian Evans, aged 55 of Abergynolwyn, Meirionnydd who has worked in the industry for 40 years, most recently for H D Pugh and M Wynne Pugh at Tanycoed Uchaf, Abergynolwyn, Meirionnydd for 27 years.

•    Iolo Vaughan Evans, aged 65 of Glanrafon, Corwen who has worked for Amaethwyr Corwen Cyf/ Corwen Farmers Ltd for 50 years.

•    Gareth Wyn Griffiths, aged 67 of Staylittle, Llanbrynmair, Powys who has worked for the Tudor family at Tynberllan, Llanilar, Ceredigion for 40 years.

•    Gwyn Pennant Hughes, aged 65 of Maesegryn, Llanegryn, Meirionnydd who has worked in the industry for 48 years, most recently for R J Roberts & Son in Dysefin, Llanegryn, Meirionnydd for 39 years.

•    Willfred James Jones, aged 83 from Usk, Monmouthshire who has worked in the industry for 51 years, most recently for Monmouthshire County Council for five years.

•    Caroline Metcalf, aged 58 from Llanfaredd, Builth Wells who has worked for the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society for the past 40 years.

•    Rhian Morris Owen, aged 67 from Maerdy, Corwen who has worked in the industry for 40 years, most recently for the late Mr Robin Price and Mr Richard Price at the Rhiwlas Estate, Bala for 37 years.

•    Patricia Thompson, aged 58 from Rhosgadfan, Caernarfon who has worked for the Welsh Black Cattle Society in Caernarfon for 43 years.