Hundreds flock to popular village show

Declan Cole and Joe Cole, both from Cresselly, were busy in the cattle lines. PICTURE: Lisa Soar (9803287)

LOOK AT EWE: Winner in the sheep young handers’ class was 10-year-old Harry Fuller, of Whitland, with his Blue Texel ewe lamb. PICTURE: Lisa Soar (9803312)

William Evans with his Champion Kerry Hill yearling ewe.PICTURE: Lisa Soar (9803321)

Brian Raymond, of Carmarth, with his prize-winning in-calf heifer.PICTURE: Lisa Soar (9803349)

FRUIT FUN: Four-year-old Emma Nicholas, of Narberth, had lots of entries in the craft and cookery classes, including these fruit kebabs. PICTURE: Lisa Soar (9803371)

DAN'S THE MAN: Ella Morgan-Reynolds with her poultry show champion Barbu D’Anver called Dan.PICTURE: Lisa Soar (9803385)

Taking the First World War anniversary as their inspiration for the pony fancy dress class were Ffion, Harry and Tomos Harries, of Reynalton, with their dad Charles. Judged by Hugh Harrison-Allen, they were awarded first prize. PICTURE: Lisa Soar (9803

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THE 63rd annual Martletwy Show was held on Wednesday, August 27 in its new location at Carew Airfield.

There were quality entries across the board in the sheep, horse and cattle classes, and for the first time there was a poultry tent housing a variety of fur classes.

Horticulture also proved popular on the day, with classes for fruit and vegetables, floral art displays, needlework and handicrafts, and cookery competitions, including some specially designed for children.

The vintage machinery and tractor section boasted a wide range of vehicles which had been lovingly restored by their owners. Other attractions included a dog show, falconry display, the South Pembrokeshire Foxhounds and terrier racing, as well as a host of trade stands, food stalls and a beer tent.

Show secretary Tom Jones said: “The show went well even though the weather was against us.

“We had good entries in the livestock and horticulture classes.

“Quite a few tourists came, although not as many as normal due to the bank holiday weekend falling earlier than usual.”

Mr Jones added: “The show committee would like to thank everyone for supporting the event, with a special mention to this year’s chairman Trevor Nicholas, who is in his 90's and is a founder member of the show.”


The results were are follows:

Horses: Supreme champion, Sarah Whitfield with Mount Pleasant Moonlight; ridden hunter champion, Wyn Morris with Mabel; in-hand hunter champion, Lucy Williams with Cudlic Iago, mountain and moorland champion, Wyn Morris with Syfynwy Waterfall; best child rider, best side saddle and working hunter pony champion, Seren James; coloured champion, Mansel Raymond with Pollyanna;
Shetland champion, D’tremellen with Crafton Ever So Precious; section A champion, the Owen family with the foal of Crumpwell Blue Diamond.


Cattle: Most points in cattle, supreme beef champion, champion of champions, Welsh black champion, Welsh black pairs, Carwyn Lewis; supreme dairy, best holstein, champion any other dairy, interbreed production, best udder, junior calf dairy, Carl and Ben Evans; junior beef calf, Rob Coney; champion Hereford, Ionwy and Non Thorne; champion simmental, BT and MC Raymond; champion limousine, T and D Griffiths, champion any other beef, Jones and Davies; champion commercial beef, Dai Thomas; beef young handler, Stephanie Ryan; dairy young handler, Melissa Fletcher.


Sheep: supreme sheep and champion texel, Kenneth Howell; most points in sheep and Jacob champion, Owain and Rhys Jenkins; champion Suffolk, Scott Davies; beltex champion, Ioan jones; Kerry hill, Will Evans; Lowland dark face, S Harries; lowland white face, Paul Monahan; best charolais and lowland continental, Mr Brigginshaw; any other hill, Russell Davies; black Welsh mountain and champion young handler, Bethan Davies.

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