Issue 8

Trip to Royal Welsh Show 

Staff members Heather (OT) and Morgan took CeriW and myself on a day trip to the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells (Mid Wales). The Royal Welsh is a shop window onto agriculture in Wales and is one of the oldest agricultural shows in the UK. Both Ceri and myself have been going to the show since we were little so we knew what to expect (even missing traffic due to Ceri′s knowledge of back roads) - in fact the show attracts around 200,000 visitors every year!

Once there we looked at various livestock including pigs, cattle and sheep; the latter were being sheared in a race. The show features 6500 farm animals and there are around 1000 trade stands covering the whole farming community and rural life in Wales. We then saw farming machines plus luxury cars which were on show.

We then had a pint and a bite to eat with my cousins (I hadn′t seen them for 5 years) before setting of for Caswell at 4.00 p.m. having seen much of the show, but there was still plenty to do and see if there was only more time.

by: JonG