TonyBambridge006Come and get a taste of the North Norfolk rural way of life at the 2015 Aylsham Show. Whether it is the farm yard animals, horses, tractors old and new or just the crafts which are associated with our rural county they will all be on offer at the show on August bank holiday Monday, so come along and enjoy this county at its best.

I am proud to be President of the show and work with the many volunteers who each year put the event on to show case all that is great and good about farming, food and rural matters. Each one provides a small piece of the giant jigsaw that culminates in the show, a great picture for you to enjoy. And because of all that hard work which has already been ongoing since last year we hope to raise money for local charities, helping those who need that little extra helping hand in the communities we all live and work in.

Over the last twenty odd years it has been a privilege to be part of that community and help with staging the show and taking part in all the events surrounding the show and Aylsham Agricultural Show Association. You do not need to be a farmer or involved in the agricultural industry to take part and be part of the association, anyone can become a member and enjoy being part of that community and the privileges membership will bring you on show day. And it all takes part in the Park to Blickling Hall, probably one of the most picturesque show venues in the country. We are really thankful to the National Trust for allowing us the venue.

So put Monday August 31st 2015 in your diary now and come join me for one of the best days out and enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of rural North Norfolk you are all welcome.

See you there

Tony Bambridge.

John Wootten President of Aylsham Show 2017
Aylsham Show President I am very pleased and honoured to be President of the Aylsham Show in 2017. We moved to Aylsham in 1978, but as a ship’s captain, my job took me abroad for several years. In 1982 my wife’s uncle, John Thornton, then local director of Barclays Bank was President of the Show and he persuaded me to get involved. When illness forced me to retire from the sea, I became Assistant Showground Director to Tom Elwes for several years until 1992. After some years building up Eastern Events, in 2010 I took over as Show Director from Jamie Jamieson. My grandfather farmed at Horsham St Faith and I like to think that he may have visited the show in its formative years. My wife Charlotte certainly competed at the Show in the 1960’s, majoring on the gymkhana. Up until the end of last year I was a director of Revival Productions who have staged very successful concerts in Blickling Park for the past 5 years. All of us who work for the Show have special moments. As Show Director I was always on site by 5 am – a magical time with the mist rising and everything just stirring. The stockmen are washing down their cattle, and sheep are calling to one another. But soon it is all go and you look at your watch and discover it is 2 o’clock in the afternoon before you know it. One of the things I will really enjoy as President is actually being able to see the Show and to meet and thank all the people who make it such a success. The Show is a fantastic organisation where people give their time and energy to raise money for local charities and I am very proud to be a part of it and to be President in 2017.
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