Families enjoy fun-filled celebrations in Caerwys

Published date: 16 June 2014 |
Published by: Owen Evans 
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FAMILIES from across the region enjoyed a sun-soaked agricultural show.

Hundreds flocked to the 35th Caerwys Show which took place on Saturday.

It was a chance to admire farming’s finest with skilled workers, award-winning animals and beautiful machinery on display for all to see.

Classic cars, sheep-sheering and hay bale rolling were the order of the day along with fun events for the children.

The event saw visitors competing in a range of events involving showhorses, livestock and vintage tractors.

Paula Spencer, the showground manager, said: “It’s very much a family event. Once people have paid to get in, there’s plenty for children to do for free including the Punch and Judy show and circus skills workshops.

“Over the years I think we’ve grown and grown but now we’re at the stage where we can’t get any bigger because we’ve got no more land. What we try and do instead is make sure it’s as interesting as possible.”

The event which was attended by community leaders including Caerwys Mayor Lynette Edwards and Delyn MP David Hanson was visited by a range of the finest horses including shires and shetland ponies.

Competitions were also held for other livestock from sheep to hens - while others brought along classic cars, motorbikes and vintage machinery for the crowds to admire.

Alun Jones from Saltney showed off his sheep-shearing skills with the help of daughter Millie-Anne Jones, 6, and David Brown was among those passing on traditional craft skills to anyone brave enough to have a try.

Age of the Princes, a group which aims to bring Wales’ heritage to life, were on hand to give a demonstration of medieval life, while also showcasing artefacts from years gone by.

And Ridgeside Falconry and Lurcher Display came along to show off the hunting abilities of the lurcher in the main ring while a display of owls, falcons, eagles and vultures also took place.

Children got the chance to row on a coracle boat, an ash-framed craft, before the event culminated in the roll-the-bale competition, which saw pairs competing to see who could push their bale across the main ring in the fastest time.

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