Exciting lots in the fundraising auction

The Fund Raising Auction will be held at 2.15pm following the presentation of trophies and immediately preceding the auction of Show Cattle and Sheep.

The Society is immensely grateful to the generous donors for their support.  The proceeds are in aid of Society Funds towards the running of the Show.

The Evening Charity Auction at 7.30pm will see approx. 100 lots of vegetables, cakes and baked items, eggs, preserves etc. sold with proceeds in aid of the Chairman’s chosen Charities PCC (Parent Carer Council) & Ellie’s Haven.

The lots for the 2.15 auction are as follows:

Lot 1 Specimen Camellia from Burncoose Nurseries

Lot 2 2 Botanical prints from originals by Mrs Jenny Ward from Mrs Jenny Ward

Lot 3 Hardback Book- The Yellow Pimpernel – Study of plant life in Cornish wet lands from Mrs Jenny Ward

Lot 4 £20 voucher for Polgooth Inn from Polgooth Inn

Lot 5 Seascape Print from an original “Blue Crush” by Lamorna Penrose from Mr James Penrose

Lot 6 Hardback Book- The Yellow Pimpernel – Study of plant life in Cornish wet lands from Mrs Jenny Ward

Lot 7 Cordless Rechargeable Strimmer - Grahams Garden Machinery (Brighton Cross)

Lot 8 15kg selection box of South Devon Beef from Mr/s Stewart & Sandra Ward.

Lot 9 Evening Duck Shoot for 6 people at Hembury Castle, Frithelstock, Torrington, Devon at a mutually agreed time in January 2018 From Mr Richard Goodburn  


Congratulations to Hewaswater Engineering

One of our key sponsors has won a significant award at the Cornwall Manufacturers Group annual event.

Managing Director – Richard James was awarded the Business Leadership prize the ceremony in Newquay.

In addition to this award Hewaswater were also short-listed in 3 other categories – Innovation, Manufacturer of the Year and Mikey Sherriff was nominated in the Apprentice category.

The committee of the Society would like to congratulate them on their success.


Succesful AGM

The Society enjoyed its AGM on 25th April at Probus Village Hall.  Outgoing President, HH Judge Harvey Clark, chaired the meeting, and even treated members to a musical rendition.  Incoming President, James Penrose, was welcomed in to his new post.

The outgoing Chairman, John Lamble, reflected on another great year for the show and the new Chairman, Stuart Ward, was elected for the 2017 show.

The Society were very sorry to loose Stephen Edmond from the committee due to work and family commitments in Devon, but were pleased to welcome Dan Nattle to the committee.


AGM Notice

The AGM will be held on Tuesday 25th April 7.30pm Probus Village Hall.

Pictures from 2016 now available

Please click here for the links to the pictures from the 2016 show.

Chairman presents Charity cheques

Our Chairman, John Lamble, recently presented two charities with cheques for £440 each as a result of the fund raising activities of the society over the show period.

The money was split between the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and RCHT Neo Natal Unit.

Nick Michell received the cheque on behalf of RABI.

Claire Tregonning, Senior Staff Nurse, Jess Milling, Staff Nurse, Julie Mills, Healthcare Assistant, and Jo Thompson & Chloe Barnes, Student Nurses, received the cheque on behalf of RCHT.



Richard Northey’s service recognised

Our loyal bucket collector Richard Northey’s fantastic fund raising achievements were recognised at the Society’s dinner on Saturday.  He raised a fantastic £787.30 last year, and was presented with a certificate by the incoming President elect, James Penrose.


Members enjoyed a lovely dinner thanks to the staff and team at Truro Cathedral refectory.

2016 Champion purchased by Judge from Sheffield

The Show has once again been a great success, under our President HH Judge Christopher Harvey Clark QC, and Chairman, John Lamble.  The Committee are very grateful for the time and commitment of all our judges.  Our cattle judge this year was Mr J Woolley who travelled all the way from Sheffield to be with us.

The Champion, sponsored by the Nare Hotel, was won by Oliver Penellum with “Poldark”, a Belgian Blue cross Limousin cross steer, weighing 526kg and sold for £5/kg to the judge Mr Woolley.

The Reserve Champion, sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers, was won by N. Jenkinson of Shebbear, Beaworthy, with “Granny’s Boy”, an Aberdeen Angus cross Belgian Blue cross steer weighing 558kg and sold for £4.20/kg to RJ Trevarthen.

The Local Champion, sponsored by our auctioneers, Lodge and Thomas, was also won by Oliver Pendulum with Poldark.

The Reserve Local Champion, sponsored by R J Trevarthen, was won by the Society’s Vice Chairman, Stuart Ward, of Grampound Road with “Lucky”, a Limousine cross South Devon cross Belgian Blue steer weighing 678kg and sold for £3.80 to RJ Trevarthen.

The Champion Pair of Lambs, sponsored by Cornwall Countryside Supplies, was won by Mr N Phillips of Mylor and sold to JV Richards (Rietfontein) Ltd.

The Reserve Champion Pair of Lambs, sponsored by Hewaswater Scaffolding, was won by P and L Calcraft of Payhembury, Honiton.

Videos are available on our Facebook page.



Promotional video published

Sam Oatey of Oatey Media has published a marvellous video based on this year’s show…



Exciting lots announced for the fund raising auction

Our generous sponsors, supporters and friends have provided some amazing lots for our fund raising auction which takes place at about 2.15pm on show day in the marquee, just after the presentation of the trophies.
If anyone is interested in bidding but cannot make the auction please email our secretary at tanyathomas14@btinternet.com before the 1st December and she will pass bids on to Lodge and Thomas, our auctioneers.
The Society would like say a sincere thank you to all those who have provided the lots.
Lot 1 – A Specimen Camelia from Burncoose Nurseries
Lot 2 – Voucher to the value of £150 from Squeaky Kleen Car Valet
Lot 3 – Meat Hamper from Lobbs Farm Shop
Lot 4 – Clay Shooting One Hour Training Session with Derek Gaunt
Lot 5 – Voucher to the Value of £300 from Kernow Training Ltd
Lot 6 – Dumpy Bag of seasoned and split Logs delivered within a 20 mile radius of Truro donated by  Mr Nigel Barbery
Lot 7 – 1000 Litres of Home Heating Oil delivered in Cornwall from Consols Oils
Lot 8 – A Private tour of Tregullow Gardens for four people in early May followed by a Cream Tea. (The Sunday Times called Tregullow ‘a truly secret garden’) Donated by James and Sarah Williams
Lot 9 – A morning on the gallops at the end of January 2016 for two people with top National Hunt trainer Venetia Williams and then accompanying her to the races at Cheltenham, as her guest. Donated by Venetia Williams
Lot 10 – Weekend of 12th to 14th February 2016 in London staying at the unique Swan Cottage on Chelsea Embankment, plus two tickets to see the premiership match Chelsea V Newcastle. Donated by James and Sarah Williams and Barclays Bank.