DO YOU HELP ON SHOW DAY?
This could be for you!
We hope you had a happy day at our fabulous Slaley Show
But maybe you lost something? Don't despair, call. Stella on 07838 866 976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We have already re united several items with owners.
Some people asked to donate to the Show to help us to start the preparations for the 162nd Show.
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If you can help, THANK YOU!
A TRADITIONAL COUNTRY SHOW WITH LOTS FOR ALL TO SEE & ENJOY!
About Slaley Show
This annual exhibition of produce, livestock and skilled craftsmanship by the local community of Slaley and surrounding districts has seen many changes in its history; it has continued to survive and prosper nevertheless, to become one of the best village shows in Northumberland. Successive generations have worked hard to maintain the Victorian tradition of an annual 'get-together' of local people competing in friendly rivalry, or simply chatting over a cup of tea and a sandwich.
It began life in 1845 as the Slaley and Hexhamshire Floral and Horticultural Society Show, but by 1870 it was known as the Annual Sunday School Festival and Flower Show, and in 1902 it changed its name again to Slaley Flower, Butter and Poultry Show. It has changed venue from the Stanegarth Garden, behind Orchard House and behind the Rose & Crown, to its present location at Townhead in 1916. Similarly, the number and types of classes have changed over time; initially only flowers, vegetables, bread and eggs were shown, with animals being restricted to best dressed chickens! Gradually, classes for sheep, calves, poultry, goats and more recently alpacas were introduced, whilst the Industrial Section, encompassing everything from baking to photography, knitting to stick dressing, goes from strength to strength, attracting over 1000 entries in 2018.
Competitive sports have always proved popular, whether motor cycles or terrier racing, children’s games or the spills and thrills of the horse and pony classes, which now attracts competitors from far afield.
In its long history, the show has faced many setbacks and some cancellations (two World Wars, Foot and Mouth outbreaks in 1966 and 2001, heavy rain in 1956, 2004, 2011 and 2019 and COVID19 in 2020). Each successive committee has not panicked, but simply soldiered on, knowing it has a long and rich tradition to maintain and enhance wherever possible.
Lost and Found?
Did you lose something at the Show?
01434 673 001 07838 866 976
Slaley Show Membership
Have you considered becoming a member of Slaley Show? Membership benefits include: the right to vote at the AGM, notification of all events throughout the year, membership badges which enable free entry to the show, early schedules and being a vital part of supporting your local village agricultural show.
Contact the Membership Secretary
Contact the office of the Secretary
Contact : email@example.com
Contact the Horse and Pony Secretary
for phone queries call the Vice Chair
Contact the Trade and Craft Secretary
Contact the Children's Section Secretary
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Press Office
Contact: the Vice Chair, details below.
Contact the Treasurer
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Contact the Vice Chair for anything else
Call or text 07838 866 976 or phone 01434 673001
How to find us and what is on the Showground
subject to weather related changes