Tractors took over the trails and lanes as a record 74 vehicles of all shapes, sizes and ages completed the 40-mile journey through the north Cotswolds on the annual Bluebell Run in aid of Cancer Research UK on Sunday (May 13). Organised by the North Cotswold Tractor Club and Moreton Show, the Bluebell Run set off in glorious sunshine from the home of Kim Bailey Racing at Thorndale Farm in Andoversford. The convoy then wound its way through the villages of Withington and Compton Abdale before a lunch stop at the Chedworth Farm Shop at Denfurlong Farm and a return to the start via Yanwor..
One of the country’s most prestigious competitions for showing beef and dairy cattle - The SELEKT Three Shires Cattle Trophy - is back for 2018. The Trophy is the ‘Triple Crown’ of the cattle show ring, with the best show animals competing at three Midlands agricultural shows to win the title. Hanbury Countryside Show in Worcestershire (Saturday, July 7th), Burwarton Show in Shropshire (Thursday, August 2nd) and Moreton Show in Gloucestershire (Saturday, September 1st) will award the Three Shires Cattle Trophy to the exhibitor who gains the most points. The Three Shires Trophy, with a..
Farming tractors, old and new will make their way through the north Cotswolds on Sunday, May 13 for the annual Bluebell Run, in aid of Cancer Research UK. Its expected that up to 70 tractors will take part in the event, organised by Moreton Show in conjunction with the North Cotswold Tractor Club. The 40 mile route starts at the home of Kim Bailey Racing at Thorndale Farm in Andoversford before winding its way through country lanes, fords, farms and estates via the villages of Withington, Upper Coberley, Colesbourne, Compton Abdale, Calmsden, Chedworth and Yanworth. The aim is to avoid a..
It was a busy Easter Monday at the Fosseway Garden Centre in Moreton in Marsh, where children happily got their hands dirty to create some colourful miniature gardens. With a nod to the spring that’s still to appear, the green-fingered youngsters came up with their inspirational creations as part of the Moreton Show - Have A Go’ sessions designed to encourage even more entries in the Home and Garden section at this year’s show on Saturday, September 1. There was also advice for the children on growing potatoes for the show’s ever-popular Potato in a Pot class, a treasure hunt and the chanc..
The build up to Moreton Show starts early this year, with e-tickets going on sale on Sunday, April 1. The digital tickets are available only through the Moreton Show website and people who buy early can get big discounts. Buying online will save £8 on a family ticket, £3 on an adult ticket and £2 for children. This year’s Moreton Show is on Saturday, September 1. Moreton Show secretary, Sarah Taylor said: ‘We’re moving with the times. More and more of our show visitors like to buy online and it’s great that we can offer some really good savings on our e-tickets. ‘Last year’s sunsh..
The Moreton Show Home & Garden team will be returning to Fosseway Garden Centre in Moreton in Marsh this Easter Monday (April 2nd) with their popular ‘Moreton Show - Have A Go’ sessions for children. Show organisers are hoping to encourage more children and young people to enter the classes in the Home & Garden section at this year’s show on Saturday, September 1st. Children will be able to try their hand at making a miniature garden in a seed tray, with all compost and plant material for the workshops supplied by the garden centre. The youngsters will take away their mini-gardens and ..
Broadway father and son, Ken and Jason Brain made sure that success stayed in the family at the Farms and Crops annual prize giving, organised by the Moreton in Marsh and District Agricultural and Horse Show Society and sponsored by Knight Frank. Among the trophies presented to Ken, 70 and Jason, 25, from Peters Farm at Broadway, was the Farmers’ Ball Challenge Bowl for Champion Farm. It’s a title they also won at the Gloucester Root, Fruit and Grain Society and it’s the second time in three years that the 1000-acre Peters Farm has achieved the double. On a night when more than 140 farm..
There were beaming smiles and full glasses of the very best gin and tonic as Moreton Show welcomed new members at an exclusive evening hosted in fine style by The Cotswolds Distillery. The sun shone too as Moreton Show chairman, Steve Parkes welcomed members who had joined at this summer’s show. As the sun went down, it was Cotswolds Distillery’s Head of Events, Oliver Morris who conducted fascinating tours of the Stourton plant. The evening was organised by Council members, Diana Acland, Katharine Loyd and James Coker. ..
The award winning actor, Anthony Andrews gave his own five star review to Moreton Show after playing a leading role as one of the judges in a new equestrian competition. Andrews and his wife, Georgina are equestrian experts who have competed and won at the highest levels and were the invited judges for Moreton Show’s first Supreme Champion Horse and Pony. Andrews, one of our finest actors who won a Golden Globe and a Television BAFTA as Lord Sebastian Flyte in Brideshead Revisited in the 1980s, said: ‘I'm at Moreton Show because it's a spectacular show. It really does encompass everythi..
A pitchfork, hay, hens and country goodies helped David Glaisyer win the Moreton Show best shop window display competition. His shop, Astley House Fine Art in Moreton in Marsh High Street finished top of the Non-Food Retail section and was then named Overall Winner by this year’s judge, the Moreton West Cotswold District Councillor, Alison Coggins. She said David’s design ‘captured the quintessential essence of Moreton Show’. David said: ‘The main aim of the window display is to get people to stop and look because it’s for visitors and local people.’ Mind won the charity shop section,..
Forget Strictly, the most dynamic dancing this summer will be at Moreton Show on Saturday, September 2, when the JCB Dancing Diggers will be in the spotlight. The monster machines will be performing throughout the day in the Grand Arena. But they will not be the only big kit on show. The stunning line-up of vintage tractors is always a major draw, as is the array of combine harvesters on sale in some of the 350 trade stands. For the children, there’s also Tractor Ted. The showground on the Batsford Estate in Moreton in Marsh will be a celebration of the very best in farming, food and ..
Lost children at Moreton Show are a thing of the past, thanks to the wristband scheme sponsored and run by the Moreton in Marsh-based Dormer House School. Moreton Show is one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in the country, with some 25,000 visitors coming onto the showground on the Batsford Estate. The show on Saturday, September 2 will be the third year in succession that Dormer House School will man stands at both entrances, handing out wristbands to parents of children. The scheme is simple – parents add their mobile phone numbers to the bands and, if a child becomes separat..
Moreton Show held its first, exclusive members' evening with a Countryside and Farming Brexit debate held at the Notgrove Estate. Broadcaster, Sybil Ruscoe from BBC Radio 4's Farming Today chaired the discussion and on the panel were the Cotswolds farmer, Andrew Bullock, crops expert, Neil Harris from Kings Crops, the South West vice-chair of the Campaign to Protect Rural England, Cate Le Grice-Mack and estate manager, Christopher Smith from Perdix. Diana Acland, from the Moreton Show membership team said: 'We had a terrific discussion about the future of farming and the countryside and ..
The countdown begins for this summer’s Moreton Show when tickets – including the new e-tickets - go on sale on July 1 and buying early will mean big savings. Tickets are available to buy at a variety of stores and visitors’ centres in and around the Cotswolds, with all the details on the show website. It used to be the case that entry to the show was by paper ticket only. Not any more. This year, for the first time, there are e-tickets, available through the website. Steve Parkes, Moreton Show chairman said: ‘The launch of ticket sales tells all of us that the countdown has begun in earn..