September 27th, 2016

Halesowen and Hagley Farmers Club to mark their 70th anniversary this Sunday in Romsley

Updated: 12:28 am, Sep 12, 2016

HALESOWEN and Hagley Farmers Club will be holding a countryside show on  Sunday (September 18) to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

The event takes place at Field House Lane, Romsley and starts at 10am.

Entry is £2 per person and free for under 16s.

There will be a variety of attractions including a falconry display, side-saddle demonstration, static engines and a performance by the Blackwell Concert Band.

The show has experienced turbulent times in the past, including being hit by the Foot and Mouth Disease crisis of 2001, which resulted in its cancellation for that year.

In 2011, the show moved to a Sunday to increase visitor numbers and it has allowed for the club to have access to some fantastic sites in Romsley.

The Halesowen and Hagley Farmers Club was formed in 1946 after a ploughing match. The first show was held at Manor Lane in Halesowen, where the competitions were held.

These included ones in ploughing, hedging, dressed poultry and eggs, thatching and farm livestock.

There are currently in excess of 100 members and the club is not solely exclusive to those in farming.

Anybody with an interest in the countryside is welcome to join, with further information available by e-mailing hhfarmersclub@gmail.com

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