The committee of Tockwith Show has invited the volunteers of Tockwith Festival to run the bar at this year’s show on Sunday, August 6.
The Festival team members – who have run their successful, family-friendly beer and music festival in the village for almost a decade – will serve up drinks to thirsty visitors throughout the day, including ales, ciders and Pimm’s. All the proceeds from the bar will then be added to their funds from the beer festival, which are distributed to organisations and projects across the Tockwith area.
Tockwith Festival trustee Adrian Ray said: “We’ve been keen to work with Tockwith Show for a number of years because our aims and theirs are so closely aligned.
“Both organisations aim to offer a great event for local people and visitors, and to support other groups in the Tockwith district too. What makes this partnership even better is that we’ll be selling beer from Rudgate Brewery, which is just half a mile from the Tockwith Show Field.”
Low food miles have been prioritised by the Tockwith Show committee for a number of years, with an emphasis on produce from the surrounding area. This includes numerous local businesses in the Farmer’s Market marquee, selling everything from pies and meats to home-made cakes and tea, and catering in the Members’ tent by Ainsty Farm Shop.
In the last few years, Tockwith Festival has given grants to organisations including Tockwith Scouts, Tockwith Players and Springbank Surgery, which was raising funds for a new mobile ultrasound scanner – a project to which Tockwith Show also made a contribution.
Sam Blacker, co-chairman of the Tockwith Show committee, said: “For a number of years, we’ve had commercial organisations running the bar for us.
“While they’ve always been local and provided a good service, the profits have gone back to the company. It’s great to have the team from the festival on board not only to run the bar for us, but also to keep that money close to home.
“Along with reducing food miles, one of our priorities is to keep prices low for our visitors. With low-cost pitches, all our food and drink providers – including the bar – are able to keep their prices down to make Tockwith Show a really affordable day out for all the family.”
Tockwith Show takes place on Sunday, August 6 on the show field at Cattal Moor Lane, Tockwith, YO26 7QH. Tickets at £10 per person are available on the gate – or buy online in advance for a 20 per cent saving at www.tockwithshow.org.uk. Under 16s go free.
You can now enter Tockwith Show Horse Showing & Jumping classes online via the Entry Master Lite system.
Click HERE to go to the online entries page.
The Tockwith Agricultural Show Online Ticket store is now open. Click HERE to save £2/person on show day prices.
Tancred Farm Shop
Boroughbridge Road, Whixley, YO26 8BA
Saturday 22nd July 2017 10am- Onwards
RAISING MONEY FOR
Enjoy a Walk around the Farm, See the Animals including Pigs, Sheep, Goats and our Beautiful Lincoln Red Cows.
All Visitors Will Be Offered a Free Hogroast or Sausage Sandwich and Entry to Our Open Day is Free.
However if you have enjoyed your day we are collecting for Cancer Research UK and all donations are Gratefully Received.
We had decided to get an early start as we were looking to catch the 15.14 train out of Prestatyn and we had 12.5 miles to cover. We woke to cloud cover on the hills and a much cooler morning. We got a good start with the first climb of the day dispatched before the sun broke through the clouds. from then it was the last 3 days repeated with warm water and steep climbs and descents. We eventually reached the outskirts of Prestatyn but still had 1.5 miles to reach the beach and the monument at the end of the walk. Unfortunately the tide was a long way out so there was no dipping of toes in the sea. A quick ice cream, a half mile dash along the sea front to pick up our cases and a quick taxi ride back to the station left us 15 minutes before the train arrived (or didn’t!). The weather was taking it’s toll on the rails and several delays later we eventually met up with Sam’s daughter Claire at Crewe station.
We stocked up well with water and were taxied back to yesterdays finish point at the Clwyd Gate restaurant. The sun was blazing, sun tan cream liberably applied and a 300 metre climb was our introduction to the day. On paper it was only 11.5 miles but it consisted of several steep climbs followed by steep decents. It wasn’t long before the water turned warm and shirts were dripping with sweat. Not much else to say other than it was a long hot slow day. We finished at Bodfari and were picked up by our B&B host. An 86 year old lady who thought nothing of driving on the wrong side of the road and slamming her brakes on down the narrow lanes. Sam gets the award for bravery on this trip as he was always the one in the front seat of the transfers whilst I wa always in the back with eyes firmly closed. The B&B was a very old, slightly run down farm house that Lloyd George had once stayed at.
The finish yesterday day found us coming down a steep 1.5 mile road from the track to the town. The problem was that we had to climd back up that road the next morning adding a mile and a half to the that days journey which once again started exteremley hot. There was a huge variety of terrain this day which saw us walking through steep scree slopes, wild moorands, dense forest and then open countryside. The heat is now starting to tell and this is the first time ever that I have seen Sam start to struggle. It is also taking it’s toll on Alison. Progress has been slow today.
The 3 of us were driven back to the start of the days walk wondering if the wheather forecasts were acccurate. Unfortunately they were spot on and the day stared with blazing sunshine. The going was undulating and after a steep climb up to Chirk Castle at lunch time we eventually found a shaded spot to lunch. From there we went down hill and eventually crossed a very old (1785) wrought iron canal viaduct. Still a few miles to go though and we finished in Llangollen around tea time after 17 miles and very dehydrated. Llangollen is definately worth a second visit.
This was supposed to be a boring day but actullaly turned out quite interesting. The first mile was along the Montgomery canal then crossing over to to Severn river. Lots of wildlife of which the highlight was a wild black Mink. Once again the easy start eventually led to climbing and after a short stop at a pub we headed up into quarrying country. Thinking we were up in the wilds coming across a golf course was a bit of a surprise. We eventually finished in Trefonen 17 miles later. Another day longer than advertised! The good news was that Gill and Alison met up with us at the b&b with Alison staying to do the final 4 days. A decision she now regrets!
After such a hard day the night in Montgomery was very well received. We were taken back to the Brompton crossroads in the morning and a very easy 6 miles ensued. Views of the ruined Montgomery castle were a feature of those miles along without Sam moaning about the climbs. Unfortunately all good things come to an end and shortly we started to climb. Yes Sam started to complain again! We peaked at a very old hill top fort and then started the descent to Welshpool. We stayed that night at the Moors Farm B&B which was once the principle farm to. Powys castle. We were greated with cake, cheese and tea on arrival and then led to some of the nicest rooms of the walk. Our land lady then dropped us off in Wellshpool so that we could find tea. We had a quick drink in one of the recommended pubs and proceeded up the high street. We found a smart looking pub with a hygiene rating of 1 so gave it a miss. It was in fact a slightly dodgy locking Chinese restaurant that gave us a 5 star rated supper. Rather than call out our host we called in at the local taxi rank office. We opened the door and the cigarette smoke just poured out. How they could breath in that office was beyond our comprehension.