HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO becomes President for 2018

We held our AGM last week at St Erme Community Centre.  We were delighted to be joined by our President for the 2018 show, HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO.  Sean Preece was elected Chairman.  Jeff Thomas became Vice Chairman.

We are grateful to Celtic Photography for use of the photo.

AGM Agenda










  1. Welcome from the President
  2. Apologies
  3. Matters Arising from Minutes of the AGM held on TUESDAY 25th April 2017
  4. Correspondence
  5. President’s Comments
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Chairman’s Report
  8. Election of Officers:
  1. President
  2. President Elect
  3. Chairman
  4. Vice Chairman
  5. Secretary
  6. Assistant Secretary
  7. Treasurer
  8. Assistant Treasurer
  9. Schedule Secretary
  10. Trophies Secretary
  11. Assistant Trophies Secretary
  12. Entries Secretary
  13. Assistant Entries Secretary
  14. Vice President and Sponsorship Secretary
  15. Town Council Liaison
  16. Health and safety officers (4 + chairman)
  17. Show Yard Director
  18. Assistant Show Yard Director
  19. Cattle Secretary
  20. Assistant Cattle Secretary
  21. Sheep Secretary
  22. Assistant Sheep Secretary
  23. YFC Section Secretary
  24. Craft Fair Secretary
  25. Farm Crops Secretary
  26. Assistant Farm Crops Secretary
  27. Domestic Secretary
  28. Children’s secretary
  29. Raffle Organizer
  30. Catering Organiser.
  31. Publicity Officer
9.  Committee Members
a.  Existing
b. New
c. Life
10.  Date of next year’s AGM and next General Meeting
11.  Any other business

Notice of AGM – 24th April

The AGM will be held on 24th April at St Erme Community Centre, with the committee to attend from 1.30pm, and public welcome from 1.45pm.

Father Christmas visits the Show tent

Father Christmas was entertaining children of all ages today…

2017 Champions

The Show has once again been a great success, under our President James Penrose, and Chairman, Stewart Ward.  The Committee are very grateful for the time and commitment of all our judges.  Our cattle judge this year was Mr D Gilder who travelled all the way from Cheltenham to be with us.

The Champion, sponsored by the Nare Hotel, was won by L Calcraft with “Dance Floor King”, a Belgian Blue cross Limousin cross steer, weighing 574kg and sold for £3.40/kg to the Chris Dale of Helston.

The Reserve Champion, sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers, was won by EA and DA Ellis of Lelant, with “Top Dolla”, a Belgian Blue cross Limousine cross heifer weighing 606kg and sold for £3.80/kg to Peter Morris of St Columb.

The Local Champion, sponsored by our auctioneers, Lodge and Thomas, was won by Claire Withers with “Top Totty” a British Blue cross British Blue cross weighing 590kg and sold for £3.50/kg to RJ Trevarthen.

The Reserve Local Champion, sponsored by R J Trevarthen, was won by T Penellum of St Newlyn East with “Whisper”, a Limousin cross steer weighing 682kg and sold for £3.90 to RJ Trevarthen.

The Champion Pair of Lambs, sponsored by Focus Farm Vets Ltd, was won by Mrs GB Renfree and family of Quethiock.

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

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.