For the 2018/2019year Tockwith & District Agricultural Society would like to welcome Dee Alton as our new president. Dee was elected at the recent society AGM and is pictured below receiving the ceremonial crook from the outgoing president. The president’s charity for the 2019 year is Cancer Research UK
A message from Dee.
I first attended Tockwith Show in 1959 when I rode Miss Machin’s pony, Silver. Miss Machin lived in Hunsingore in those days, but later moved to Moondale Stud, Crossgates Farm where she bred ponies. Sixty years later I am honoured to be the President of “the greatest little show in Yorkshire” which enjoys its permanent show ground on the land which was Miss Machin’s.
Thank you all for this honour. I will try to support the show to the best of my abilities. I have chosen Cancer Research UK as my charity for the year. Both my parents died from cancer, and I suspect that most of us in our villages have been affected in some way by the disease.
I am looking into organising a progressive coffee event to raise funds for the charity, and also to spread friendship throughout our community. More details to follow in the new year. Edward and I are hopefully hosting a BBQ in the summer to achieve the same goals.
I finally would like to pay tribute to Fiona who has handed the President’s Crook to me! Fiona has been a brilliant President and is going to be a hard act to follow. well done Fiona.
An update from the outgoing president:
It has been an amazing year and I am truly thankful to the directors and committee for asking me to be this year’s President. I was immensely proud to take up the role. And as always, the support from the committee has been superb! It is a true pleasure to work alongside people who are committed to making things happen, with the minimum amount of fuss.
The weather on show day couldn’t have been better. It was delightful to meet with regular show attendees, family, friends and prize winners on the day, but what gave me greatest pleasure was speaking to those that hadn’t been to the show before and who had such a wonderful day that they will be back again next year. This is true testament that the show committee are doing a great job!
My chosen charity for the year was the British Heart Foundation and with the support of the committee, my family and BHF fundraiser, Stephanie Jones I have sold lots of household items at the car boot and donated larger items directly to the BHF store, held a quiz night, a raffle, taught Pilates and cycled from Bramham to Bridlington solo. These efforts along with the charity auction at the show and other donations from Sam & Steve’s talks have raised an amazing £4,743 for British Heart Foundation. Thank you to everyone that has helped to make this happen.
I have now signed up as a volunteer for British Heart Foundation to further spread the word of the amazing research they are doing and the CPR education programmes they are running.
The Presidential crook has now been handed to Dee Alton who I hope will enjoy the position as much as I did. I know she will be fabulous President for the 2019 Tockwith Show.
Tockwith Show Bonfire & Firework Display
Monday 5th November
ANNUAL BONFIRE & FIREWORK DISPLAY
Raising funds to help with the staging of the 2019 Show
Held at the Show Field CATTAL MOOR LANE, TOCKWITH, YO26 7QH
Gate opens at 5.30pm. Bonfire lit at 6.30pm.
Fireworks from 6.45pm.
Refreshments available – local sausage and hot pork sandwiches, homemade soup and cakes, drinks etc.
Bar (Licence applied for)
Adults & Children (13 & over) £5.00 Children 12 & under FREE.
ALL CHILDREN UNDER 16 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT
Please note NO personal fireworks or sparklers will be allowed on the show field.
The Companion Dog Show at this year’s Tockwith Show raised a fabulous £215 for local charity Keep Your Pet. Jonathan Cowap of BBC Radio York (a keen supporter of KYP) accepted the cheque from Tockwith Show’s Sally Walker – pictured here with Julia Perl Cluderay, Chair of KYP Fundraising Committee. Jonathan visited the Show on 5th August and had the unenviable task of judging the Best Young Handler Class won by Ethan Knights with the delightful Cockerpoo, Rolo.
Keep Your Pet provides short-term assistance for pet owners who are older or vulnerable at times of health or other emergencies. They offer services such as dog walking, visiting a home to feed an animal, taking an animal to the vet and short term fostering. These services are provided by volunteers who have undergone rigorous vetting and training.
2018 Schools Poetry Competition – Theme “The Night Before”
The overall winning poem:
The night before the rose shone
Yesterday I saw a rose, its blossom shined in the moonlight.
Yesterday its beauty shone like diamonds in the glittering sun.
Yesterday the beloved blossom reflected in the lake.
Today it is beginning to fade under the hot, baking sun.
Today it looks grey and wrinkled like an old rhinoceros in the moonlight.
Today its petals are floating on the lake like an old toy boat.
Written by Wilfred Lee, Green Hammerton C of E Primary School.
Comments from the judge Ms Charlotte Green:
“I was very impressed with the overall standard! The winner’s poem was fantastic with a brilliant concept matched with powerful structure. Very well done!”
All poems will be displayed in the children’s tent on show day.
After an issue with the online ticketing web page I am now pleased to say that discounted advance tickets can now be ordered online. Click on the link below to go to the ordering page.
FABULOUS FOOD AT TOCKWITH SHOW 2018
Visitors are warned to arrive hungry at Tockwith Show this year – we are very excited to be able to offer a diverse range of food from new catering outlets as well as some of your old favourites.
We welcome first timers Toast of Harrogate – Rachael has an eye catching vintage Rice Richardson horse trailer and will be tempting you with a range of gourmet grilled sandwiches. Sounds too yummy to resist!
For vegetarian, vegan or gluten free visitors there is a great choice at Nans Van. Nan will be serving great vegan and gluten free food including – breakfasts, soups, stews and delicious wraps.
Another first timer to Tockwith is Vintage Citroen Events. They will be delighting us all with light and fluffy crepes with an amazing range of fillings and to quench your thirst – fresh homemade lemonade (unmissable if the weather stays like this!
Our final new entry is Lee from The Rustic Pizza Co. Lee uses a wood fired pizza oven to cook his homemade pizzas with a staggering range of toppings which will be sure to suit everyone (including veggie and gluten free). Roll on the 5th August.
Tockwith wouldn’t be Tockwith without The Hullah Family of Tancred Farm Shop who will be serving their ever popular Hog Roast, Burgers and Sausage Sandwiches – generous portions to keep you going throughout the day.
We are delighted that Neil and Lauren from Poppy Coffee are returning to Tockwith with their van brewing up a fabulous range of coffees, teas and hot chocolate together with a range of snacks – now you know where to go for a caffeine hit!
Long time supporters of Tockwith are the Roseberry Catering Company who will be back with us this year, both for the dressage on Saturday and the show on Sunday. They bring a range of units offering fish and chips, burgers, baguettes and donuts.
Fingers crossed for a warm day so that you can enjoy a very moreish Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream, they will be back at Tockwith to tempt you. Their delicious dairy ice cream is made on the family farm near Bolton Abbey, in the heart of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.
We are now up to day 16 of 21. Well over 200 miles walked. This is totally new territory for both of us both physically and mentalily. We have gone through some fantastic scenery and high emotions in the last few days. The walk up the South Tees valley, the climb up Cauldron Spout, the views over High Cup Nick, the climb out of Dufton and then arriving at the highest part of the walk at Cross Fell (899m).
Surprisingly we are both doing very well with absolutely no Compeed being used. We are now in Roman Wall territory and looking forward to a very easy walk today. After that the next four days will be a real challenge trekking through the wilds of Northumberland. The arrival in Kirk Yetholm will with be great emotion having then completed over 270 mie of walking.
So we have just completed day 10 of 21. Very nearly half way there. So many varying terrains and conditions. 3 days ago we were being battered by storm Hector. Possibly the worst conditions that I have ever walked in. Fountains Fell was nearly a place too far. We then had to follow it by an ascent of Pen Y Ghent in gale force winds. For the first time Sam actually admitted to being nervous. We’ve since had some pretty wet weather and to cap it all yesterday just as everyone in Keld was preparing evening meals there was a power cut. We ended up with fish and chips from Kirby Stephen.
Show (co)Chairman Sam Blacker & show secretary Steve Ross are off on their travels again. You may rember last year that we walked the Offas Dyke track, well wanting to go one further Sam decided that he would like to walk the Pennine Way. This is a 21 day walk staring in Edale in the Peak district and finishing in Kirk Yetholm (Scotland) just over the scottish border. I originally was going to do the K2 base camp trek but after having a partial knee replacment in November I thought it best to stay in the UK (for this year at least!).
So we are now 5 days in and have travelled over 70 miles with some long and hot days behind us. Things are going well (at the moment) but the prospect of walking for a week longer than we have ever done is still very daunting.
As usual we have already had a variety of accomodations and experiences which will bode us well for our upcoming talks to the WI etc.
We were originally supposed to be a party of 3 but unfortunately Malcolm (Sam’s brother in law & show treasurer) was very unfortunate to suffer a stroke. Thankfully he is recovering very well and is hopng to join us for a day shortly.
Another shout out must go to Dan (Sam’s son in law) who had decided to join us for the first 3 days, had booked his accomodation, bought new boots and then was rushed into hospital to have his appendix removed. Get well soon Dan.
We are off to Malham tomorrow and will slowly work our way up the country. We are not doing this for a specific charity but our president (Fiona Harris) is supporting the British Heart Foundation so any donations would help raise spirits.