The Burwarton Show

The annual award Winning Burwarton Agricultural Show took pace on Thursday 7 August. During the day there were displays of Livestock and Horses. Pig classes with the Kune Kune pig Society providing active demonstrations of Pig Handling and a sheep-shearing competition. The showground was Also full of interesting trade stands, which included agricultural machinery, food, shopping, crafts, conservation, handicrafts, horticulture, home produce and Honey. Other attractions included the opportunity of taking an alpaca on a mini-trek around the Mill Pool in the conservation area, the Knowles Vintage Diary, a vintage Bentley and the KLSI Military Vehicle Display. There were also plenty of vintage Tractors and Stationary Engines on Display.

In the main arena there were Magnificent Shire Horses Doing Ploughing Demonstrations as well as Show Jumping, the Hawkeye Falconry Display, the Devils Horsemen Cossack trick riding, a vintage Tractor Parade, decorated Heavy Horses, Mounted Fancy Dress, a grand parade of Horses and Livestock, a grand parade of Carriages, a Wild West Spectacular and the Young Farmers Tug o’War.

The British Ironwork Centre, who were raising money for the Severn Hospice, also displayed a pop-up charity garden featuring metalwork flowers and There was also a Scarecrow trail raising funds for Oak Farm in Ditton Priors.there was also the chance to win a complimentary family membership for the 2015 Burwarton Show and a Hamper kindly donated by The Ludlow Hamper Company.

There was also plenty to eat and drink, The public catering facilities catered for all tastes and included local food producers, G&R Tudge from Richards Castle, Keysells Farm from Tenbury Wells and P Faulkner from Richards Castle. Severn Valley Roasts were also on site with their popular pig roast, Ascari from Hereford, provided the dining facilities, and the Ludlow Brewing Company provided the bar facilities in the Members Pavillion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

imageThis week the Telegraph newspaper in association with WHSmith newsagents is again offering Readers ‘the best in popular fiction and from Thursday 7 August Readers can claim “The Rosie Project” the debut novel by Graeme Simsion, which has been newly released in paperback. for just £2.99 instead of the RRP £7.99), between Thursday, August 7 and Wednesday August 13, Or by presenting the voucher in Saturday’s edition.

The Rosie Project is a charming, Funny, poignant and endearing feel-good novel which is about how love can strike in the most unlikely places and features a thirty nine year old unmarried geneticist named Don Tillman, who has never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner, however he soon finds out that love isn’t an exact science, when he meets Rosie – ‘the world’s most incompatible woman’, who throws Don’s safe, ordered life into complete chaos. Despite this Tillman starts feeling unsettling, alien emotions towards Rosie.