28 May 2013
Flying Start for Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

The first major event of the year, the Spring Festival, started successfully once again confirming its reputation as one of the most popular attractions in Wales.

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22 May 2013
Welsh Castles Relay Race - 9th of June
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  Sun 9 Welsh Castles Relay Race 02920 224 351  
  Sat 15 Severn Valley National Rally
02476 694 754
  Thur 27 Wales & Border Counties Hound Show
01267 237 812
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13 May 2013
Fifty years at Llanelwedd

The first Royal Welsh Show was held at Aberystwyth in 1904. After moving to 3'7 different venues throughout Wales it settled at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, in 1963. This year marks the show's 50th anniversary on the permanent site and the book illustrated here charts in words and pictures its development and the transformation of the showground during the last half century into one of the finest of its kind in Europe.

A memorable record of some of the interesting highlights in the history of the show at Llanelwecld, the book will be available for purchase (price £7.99) at the Royal Welsh Show in July. Don’t miss the opportunity of obtaining a copy.

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13 May 2013
Farming innovator honoured

North Wales farmer Alwyn Jones of Camaes, Llangernyw, Abergele, has been made an Associate of the Royal Agricultural Societies for his high level of competence in keeping stock on an upland farm in Wales.

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9 May 2013
Spring Festival programme of events

A 20 hour programme of events and activities spread over the weekend of May 18 and 19 is planned for visitors to the Royal Welsh Spring Festival on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.

This will be one of the most ambitious Festivals to be staged by the society since it began running the event 13 years ago mainly as an attraction for smallholders and country-lovers, gardeners and environmentalists.  Now, the Festival embraces these and many other interests, attracting around 25,000 visitors to enjoy a virtual cornucopia of entertainment that starts at 9.00am and continues until after 4.00pm each day.

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8 May 2013
Classic tractors on show at Spring Festival

Vintage machinery enthusiasts will find plenty to interest them among the record number of 234 entries of old tractors, stationary engines and other equipment at the 2013 Royal Welsh Spring Festival. Lovingly restored examples of classic tractors and machines that once led the transformation of agriculture from horse power to today’s modern technology, will be on public view for the two days of the Festival over the weekend of May 18 and 19 on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.

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2 May 2013
Cattle Breed Society Competition open to Rare & Native British Breeds

Cystadleuaeth Cymdeithasau Bridiau Gwartheg yn agored i Fridiau Prydeinig Prin a Brodorol

Cattle Breed Society Competition open to Rare & Native British Breeds


The Society acknowledges with grateful thanks the sponsorship of this Section by

Mrs Kay Spencer, Honorary Festival Director & BOCM

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29 April 2013
Poultry Show at Royal Welsh Spring Festival

Next month’s Royal Welsh Spring Festival will be the culmination of weeks of careful preparation by poultry breeders from across Wales and elsewhere who will be competing at the Poultry Club of Wales Show to be staged during the event on the showground at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.

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