Shows & Events28/07/17
After the huge success of a medieval event in our hometown and a fun filled week at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells everyone at Edwards is now looking forward to our next outing – The Anglesey Agricultural Show. Held every year at the Ty Glyn Williams Showground in Holyhead, the event is eagerly anticipated by the team from our high street butchers shop who will be on hand selling tasty pies to hungry customers.
The first Anglesey Agricultural Society was launched on May 12th and June 6th 1808. That is over 100 years ago! The mission of to society was to develop and foster agricultural reforms throughout the whole agricultural spectrum. Two premiums for animals were offered for the first time in 1812, but no ‘show’ as we think of today was held until 1820, when 15 premiums varying from 1 – 10 guineas were awarded. By the mid 1840’s The Anglesey Agricultural Society had withered away. A new Anglesey and Caernarvonshire Agricultural Society was formed in October 1951 after Sir Richard Williams-Bulkeley spoke of the good work done by the original society. It was during this period that it was decided to hold an annual show at Bangor, Caernarfon and Llangefni in turn. By 1872 Anglesey farmers protested about paying the bridge tolls and they decided to break away and revert back to the Anglesey Agricultural Society which is still going today! In 1955 the show attracted 14,000 visitors; today it attracts around 60,000 visitors and is recognised as one of the best in Wales.
This year’s show will be held 15th & 16th August and looks to be another year full of lively events with sheep dog trials, heavy and light horse section, livestock, fur & feather, show jumping and produce section which is where you will find us! There really is something for everyone so come along, grab a pork pie and enjoy the show!