Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Farmer and show man dies at 83

Farmer and show man dies at 83

A FARMER who worked in Remenham for almost 60 years has died. Donald Dawes, who ran Woodside Farm in Remenham, passed away at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on September 7, aged 83. He is survived by his wife Una, sons Colin, Duncan and David...
Bravo for Bra Man

Bravo for Bra Man

THE Rewind Festival isn’t short of Eighties pop fans in outrageous costumes but one man in particular caught the eye at this year’s event. Jon Swindle wore a bra, tutu and flat cap and stood outside the VIP enclosure asking stars including Billy Ocean...
Wood is theme of food and farming marquee

Wood is theme of food and farming marquee

THE Henley Show will once again play host to the hugely popular food and farming marquee. It provides a unique opportunity for both young and old to learn where their food comes from. Virginia Deradour and her enthusiastic team have laid on another...
Bring on the knights of old

Bring on the knights of old

A JOUSTING display will be among new attractions at this year’s Henley Show. The Knights of Middle England, a stunt team based at Warwick Castle, will perform battle recreations on horseback while wearing suits of armour. They will also fight each...
Hunt on parade

Hunt on parade

THE Kimblewick Hunt covers parts of six counties, ncluding Oxfordshire. It was formed in 2002 by the amalgamation of the Vale of Aylesbury with the Garth and South Berks hunts and was renamed Kimblewick in 2010 as the kennels are at Kimblewick, near...

Welcome to the 127th Henley Show

Welcome to the 127th Henley Show

IN 1937 my father and mother set off from Dorset looking for a farm. They eventually ran out of petrol at White Pond Farm and rented ...

Ploughing match day

THE 127th annual ploughing match organised by the Henley & District Agricultural Association will take place at Bishopsland Farm, ...

Under-16s enter free

THE Henley Show is organised by the Henley and District Agricultural Association and held at the Henley Showground in Hambleden, off ...

‘The best one-day agricultural show in the country’

TOWARDS the end of the 19th century it was the fashion for landowners and their tenants to create their own agricultural societies. ...

Birds of prey fly back in

THE JRCS Falconry display team is returning to this year’s show. Jan Prymarka and his falconers will give two flying demonstrations ...

Woolly wonders

THE Sheep Show is a fun and educational live show of sheep breeds and shearing. It is seen at numerous outdoor events throughout the ...

Friendly giants from Seychelles

Friendly giants from Seychelles

ANOTHER new attraction at this year’s show will be giant tortoises, which are tame and can be stroked. The Aldabra giant tortoise ...

What’s on when and where: timetable of events and attractions

What’s on when and where: timetable of events and attractions

Main ring: The Invesco Perpetual ring 8.30am Class 101 open ridden hunter 10am Class 102 accumulator with joker (showjumping) 11.45am ...

Village of heavy horses

Village of heavy horses

NEW to this year’s show is the Heavy Horse Village. Visitors will be able to get up close to the horses and talk to the exhibitors ...

Dogs and ducks on display

FREDDIE’S FARM dog and duck display will take place twice during the afternoon. It will be given by Stuart Barnes, who has worked as a ...

Look out for some lovely livestock

Look out for some lovely livestock

A VARIETY of cattle breeds will be on display at the show. There will be Hereford, Aberdeen Angus, Sussex and Belted Galloway ...

How to enter the dog show

ENTRIES to the companion dog show will be taken on the showground, next to the produce tent, from 11.30am. Judging will begin at 12....

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