Winterton Agricultural Society - Est. 1872

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Published 31st Jul 2020
By Don Johnson

Brian Tighe

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of one our long serving members, Mr Brian Tighe.

Brian epitomised the very spirit of the Winterton Agricultural Society, always hard working, cheerful and full of ideas. In 1993 he negotiated the purchase of our present show ground and has watched it develope into one of the best venues for all manner of outdoor events.

As chairman of the Society he led by example , be it putting out signs advertising the Show or Bonfire weeks before the day, litter picking after an event or entertaining our sponsors over the Show weekend he could always be found doing some job or other. He was a perfect role model, encouraging younger members, recruiting new helpers and supporting the working Committee members.

After his term of office as Chairman, Brian became the President of the Society, again throwing all his extensive knowledge and management skills into the role and steering the Society forwards to become one of the highest respected organisations in the world of agricultural shows.

As we approach our 150th Anniversary there have been many notable characters in the history of Winterton Agricultural Society and Brian will always be remembered as one of the best of them.

Don Johnson BEM

President of Winterton Agricultural Society.

Brian Tighe on the right.
Brian Tighe on the right.

Published 25th Mar 2020
By Winterton Agricultural Society

2020 Show Cancelled

It is regret we find it necessary to cancel the above Show due to the Coronavirus Crisis.

After speaking to our agent and interested parties the feeling is we would cut our losses by deciding earlier, as against later, to cancel. This saving would be from Printing, Advertising, Marquee and other major costs. Also, with your approval, we are looking at carrying forward the Acts booked for this year to next year.

We did consider moving the date to September, but with an already full Show Programme Nationally, and the Schools not operational, which affects Enterprise Entries (85%), it is not viable.

Many thanks for your support, long may it continue and we hope to see you all on 3rd & 4th July 2021, at our next Show.

Published 17th Feb 2019
By Winterton Agricultural Society

WAS Fun Dog Show

Fun Dog Show
Fun Dog Show

This year we are adding to our Sunday programme a fun dog show. The Dog show is for all the family, they don't have to be pedigree or beautiful!

Starting time 2.30 listen for announcements on the day.

The main categories are:-

Dog which looks most like its owner

Appealing eyes

Best child handler

Waggiest tail

Noisiest dog

Best dressed

Best paw shaker

Best in the show

The dog the judge most wants to take home

Prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd including rosettes. Best in show wins a selection of doggy treats

Great family fun, see you on the day.

Published 31st Oct 2018
By Ken Cross

Bonfire 2018 Latest

The Grand Bonfire
The Grand Bonfire

This year the annual bonfire will take place on Monday 5th November at the Showground. Gates open at 5pm with the lighting of the bonfire at 6:45pm. Firework displays follow at 7:20 & 7:30, ending at 8pm.

Entrance prices are as follows:-

Car & all occupants - £10.

Adults walking - £5.

Children (5 to 16) - £2.

Under 5s - Free.

Free Car Parking for 2000 cars (please don't park on the road, follow road-signs), VIP Parking for Blue Badge Holders, 25 Acre Showground, fully floodlit, The Premier Event in the area, Please do not bring sparklers, Please arrive early as queues develop.

Published 28th Aug 2018
By Winterton Agricultural Society

Winterton Sculpture Auction

Following the hugely successful Winterton Sculpture Trail a selection of sculptures will be auctioned for local causes.

Twenty six Tractor and Owl sculptures have been on display in Winterton this summer (until 14th September) with visitors from all over the country flocking to the North Lincolnshire Town to see the artwork.

The sculptures were designed and created by community groups and organisations in the town in a series of workshops with local artists Fiona Caley and Mandy Keating, creating the sculptures to a very high standard.

The sculptures are made out of fibre glass. Measuring: Owl (at the widest points, approx.) height: 93cm, width 56cm, depth 52cm. Tractors, (approx at largest points): Length: 155cm, Height: 77cm, Width: 88cm.

Twelve of the sculptures will be auctioned, eleven tractors and one owl, the remaining fourteen sculptures will be kept by the groups that created them. Thanks to Gilbert Baitson Auctioneers and Valuers, Hull, who are conduction to auction free of charge, all of the funds raised from the sale will be equally split between the Winterton Junior School Friends and Parents Group, Winterton Youth Club, and Winterton Disabled Club following a vote by residents on Facebook.

The Winterton Sculpture Auction takes place on Saturday 22nd September at All Saints Church, Winterton. The auction will take begin at 2.00pm with doors opening at 12.00noon for a chance to view the sculptures ahead of the auction.

The auction will be broadcast live on Facebook, accompanied by an online facility for bidding for those unable to attend in person.

If you’d like another opportunity to view the Sculptures that are going to be auctioned they will be available for a viewings ahead of the auction at the Winterton Steam and Vintage Rally taking place on 15th and 16th September at Winterton Showground and at All Saints Church on Wednesday 19th September 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

For more information about the auction visit our website, send an email or call 01724 845155.

Sculpture Auction
Sculpture Auction
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