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Royal Welsh


The Royal Welsh Show
24th to 27th July 2017


The Royal Welsh Show
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4th to 27th July 2017
for all enquiries contact:
Rhian Davies,
Royal Welsh Agricultural Society
Llanelwedd,
Builth Wells,
Powys
e-mail rhian@rwas.co.uk


The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society was formed in 1904, and the first show was held in Aberystwyth in the same year.

The Society has come a long way since those early days and the Royal Welsh Show has become an important event in the Welsh calendar attracting some 230,000 people over the course of the four days and is supported by approximately 15,000 staunch members.
This success has allowed for the extensive development of the permanent showground at Llanelwedd, first used in 1963, which is set in the heart of the scenic Mid Wales countryside.
It is an ideal central location to stage its own three events, the Show, the Winter Fair and the Smallholder & Garden Festival, and offers a prime site for other clients.


There is an excellent selection of Exhibition Halls and Pavilions and it is a base for many businesses which are attracted to this important venue.
Nowadays, livestock entries number around 8000 and 20,000 cars a day plus hundreds of stock lorries and trailers converge on the showground in Mid Wales for the annual four-day event which has grown into the most popular agricultural show in Britain.
Today, the role of the modern Royal Welsh Show is a rounded one. As well as its principal function of showcasing the cream of Welsh livestock and the high quality food and drink produced in Wales, it encompasses the wider spectrum of farming and rural life and successfully bridges the gap between town and country. It provides something to interest everyone through its kaleidoscopic range of activities including forestry, horticulture, farriery, crafts, countryside sports, and a 12 hour programme of exciting entertainment that continues throughout each of the four days of the event.


SCHEDULE AND CLASSES

to be confirmed


CYSTADLAETHAU HAEARNWAITH ADDURNOWORNAMENTAL IRONWORK COMPETITIONS

Dydd Liun, Gorffennaf 18, 2016 - Monday, 18 July 2016

HAEARN GYR - CYSTADLEUAETH FYW / WROUGHT IRONWORK - LIVE COMPETITION

Dydd lau, Gorffennaf 21, 2016 - Thursday, 21 July 2016

At the Guild of Wrought Ironwork Craftsmen Exhibit Blacksmiths' Stand

SWYDDOGION OFFICIALS

Cyfarwyddwr Cynorthwyol Anrhydeddus Assistant Honorary Director

Mr Stephen K. Pugh, Llandewi Hall, Llandewi, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LDI 6SF

Uwch Stiward Senior Steward

Mr Eric White, Six Arches, Bridgend, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4NU

Stiwardiaid Stewards

Mr & Mrs Perks, Bronllys Forge, The Marish, Bronllys, Brecon, Powys, LD3 OLL

Ms Helen Thorp, TSI Twt, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6PA

Ms Lisa M Harding Jones, Efail Melyn Nant y Ffin, Brechfa, Carmarthenshire, SA32 7RE Mr Adam Greenwell c/o Bronllys Forge, The Marish, Bronllys, Brecon, Powys, LD3 OLL

Gwesteiwraig Beirniaid a Stiwardiaid Judges/Stewards Hostess

Mrs M White, Six Arches, Bridgend, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 4NU

AMODAU YMGEISIO: -CYSTADIAETHAU HAEARNWAITH ADDURNOL A HAEARN GYR-CYSTADLEUAETH FYW



CONDITIONS OF ENTRY: - ORNAMENTAL IRONWORK AND WROUGHT IRONWORK- LIVE COMPETITIONS

THE NATIONAL ORNAMENTAL IRONWORK COMPETITIONS (Classes 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15) are open to those either in business as Smiths, to apprentice/trainees or to those gainfully employed in such business in the UK.

Competitors may submit not more than two entries in any one Class. The items shall not have been entered in previous Royal Welsh Shows. All entries must be made available for exhibition purposes, during the four

days of the Royal Welsh Show.

If the above rules are not adhered to, then prize money and qualifying points will be forfeited.

Entry forms: To be completed, signed and forwarded with entry fee(s) to: Mrs Rhian Davies, Royal Welsh Agricultural Society by 22 June 2016. No late entries will be accepted.

Delivery of Entries. Competitors must be responsible for the delivery of their entries to the Guild of Wrought Ironwork Stand, Farriery Section, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells by 4.00 p.m. on Sunday 17 July

2016.

Competitors must collect their entries after 5.30 p.m. on Thursday 21 July 2016 (last day of show).

(on foot at 5.30pm, strictly no vehicular access until 8.00pm)

All entries must be labelled. The Class Number and Title of the Competitions to be given on one side of the label and the Name and Address of the Competitor on the other side of the label. Precautions will be taken to cover up the identity of the competitor at the time of judging.

Each competitor under 21 years of age is required to submit a CERTIFICATE completed and signed by his employer or Officer of an Educational Institution.

The decisions of the Judges will be final.

In the case of entries for the Apprentice/Trainee Classes the Counter signature of the employer or the College Principal is required.

10. NO responsibility will be accepted by the Society for loss of or damage done to exhibits or any part thereof, during or after the exhibition nor will the Society be responsible for the loss of any item in transit to, or from, or in the showground.

Il. Competitors must supply and wear his/her own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on the shoeing floor e.g. eye protection, footwear, apron and ear protectors. Smoking is prohibited in the building.

12. Presentations of awards will take place on the stand at 5.00pm on Thursday 21 July 2016.

Protests - Any protest must be made in writing and handed in to the Senior Steward before 4.30pm on the day of the competition, together with a deposit of E25 which will be returned if the protest is upheld. The decision of the Competitions Sub-Committee shall be final.

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GWOBRAU PRIZES:

AGORED

OPEN

DOSBARTHIADAU CLASSES

DYDD LLUN 18 GORFFENNAF MONDAY 18 JULY

COMMENCING AT 8.00 am

Please note that the section may be closed for judging between 8am and 12.00noon on the Monday. The section will be open to the public from 12.30pm.

DOSBARTH CLASS 7

CYSTADLEUAETH ARTISTIG AGORED Y GOFAINT

AN OPEN ARTIST BLACKSMITH COMPETITION

Any item of ironwork made by traditional methods only.

Entry Fee: E6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

DOSBARTH CLASS 10

GWOBRAU PRIZES:

DOSBARTH CLASS 8

1st E75; 2nd E50; 3rd 30; 4th E20. 1st -

CYSTADLEUAETH ARTISTIG FODERN A FFIGURYN AGORED

OPEN ARTISTIC MODERN AND FIGURINE COMPETITION

Any item of modern artistic work including figurine.

Entry Fee: 6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

GWOBRAU PRIZES:

DOSBARTH CLASS 9

AGORED OPEN

1st E75; 2nd E50; 3rd E30; 4th 20. 1st -

Any finished article of wrought ironwork E200 and over in value.

Entry Fee: E6.OO (inclusive of VAT)

1st 75; 2nd E50; 3rd E30; 4th E20. 1st -

Any finished article of wrought ironwork not exceeding E200 in value.

Entry Fee: E6.OO (inclusive of VAT)

4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

GWOBRAU PRIZES:

DOSBARTH CLASS 11

1st E75; 2nd E50; 3rd 30; 4th 20. 1st -

CYSTADLEUAETH GEMWAITH AGORED

OPEN JEWELL-ERY COMPEITION

Any item of Jewellery. Entry Fee: 3.00 (inclusive of VAT)

GWOBRAU PRIZES:

1st E50; 2nd E30; 3rd E20. 1st 3rd Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

Exhibitors in the above class should note rule 10 in the Conditions of entry.

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DOSBARTH CLASS 12 PRENTISIAID

APPRENTICES OR TRAINEES

Any finished article of wrought ironwork made by an apprentice or trainee currently pursuing formal training. Entry Fee: 3.00 (inclusive of VAT)

GWOBRAU PRIZES:

1st 40; 2nd 30; 3rd E20; 4th 215. 1st 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

Noder I Note: Apprentice or Trainee Competitors are eligible to enter items of work in the Open Classes, if they wish, but those items will not qualify to be judged in Class 12.

DOSBARTH CLASS 13

MYFYRWYR CYMREIG YN UNIG

WELSH STUDENTS ONLY

Competition open to Welsh Students only, though they may be continuing their studies in Technical Institutions outside Wales. An article of ornamental ironwork made during the previous 12 months. Only 2 entries per person. Entry Fee: E3.OO (inclusive of VAT)

GWOBRAU PRIZES:

1st 40; 2nd E30; 3rd E20; 4th 10. 1st 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

HAEARN GYR - CYSTADLEUAETH FYW

WROUGHT IRONWORK - LIVE COMPETITION

DYDD IAU 21 GORFFENNAF

DOSBARTH CLASS 14

MYFYRWYR NEU BRENTISIAID

STUDENTS OR APPRENTICES

To produce a test piece (pattern enclosed)

Design kindly supplied by Chris Blythman Here ordshire Ludlow

- THURSDAY 21 JULY

To commence at 10.00 am.

ollege.

Time allowed 60 Minutes Entry Fee: E3.OO (inclusive of VAT)

Materials supplied

GWOBRAU PRIZES:

1st 40; 2nd E30; 3rd E25. 1st 3rd Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

Exhibitors please note that a commentary will be given by Mr Perks, Steward for the Section during the above class.

DOSBARTH CLASS 15

AGORED 1 OFAINT UNIGOL OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL BLACKSMITHS

To commence at 1.30 pm.

Any article to be made. Competitors must bring their own materials which must be unworked.

Time allowed - 1 1/2 hours.

Entry Fee: E6.OO (inclusive of VAT)

GWOBRAU PRIZES:

1st E55; 2nd E40; 3rd E25. 1 st 3rd Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

Exhibitors please note that a commentary will be given by Mr Perks, Steward for the Section during the above class.

FORGES, ANVILS AND FUEL WILL BE PROVIDED, BUT COMPETITORS MUST BRING ALL OTHER NECESSARY TOOLS.


















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