Rhydycroesau Village Show

President’s Message

President

Having been involved in helping with Rhydycroesau Show for nearly twenty years, I was very pleased and flattered to be asked to be Show President for 2019.

My family and I first visited Rhydycroesau in 1998 when we started exploring the area on horseback from the trekking centre at Spring Hill Farm. Having fallen in love with the border landscape, that particularly reminded me of my childhood in the north Pennines, we moved to Ty Nant in Cefn Canol in 2000. At the time we didn’t realise what a lovely community we had accidentally become part of. The first event that we attended was a Medieval Banqueting Evening held in the newly purchased village marquee, where we were kindly loaned fancy dress by one of our neighbours.

Since then we have been constantly impressed by the way in which our scattered community has regularly come together through a variety of activities centred on the village hall. The village show is one of the most important events in this annual calendar, and one that allows people to come together to renew relationships and celebrate our rural community. We remain constantly grateful to the show committee for all their hard work throughout the year, and particular thanks must go to the Lloyd family for allowing us to use their field behind the village hall for the first time.

Like many others, I also have been busy in my vegetable garden over the last few months, in the hope of seeing that very welcome red First Prize card on some of my show entries. Thank you to you all for supporting this important community event, and I look forward to meeting many friends on August 17th.

Hugh Ridley
Show President, 2019

Past Presidents

2020
[Cancelled due to Lockdown]
2019
Hugh Ridley
2018
Ian & Roma Room
2017
Wendy Roberts
2016
Bryan Evans
2015
Adrienne Ruane
2014
Trefor Jones
2013
Alf Tomley
2012
Nigel Tubbs
2011
Jenny Upshall
2010
Jane Ormsby Gore
2009
Michael Prince
2008
Yossi Glicksman
2007
Rosemary Powell
2006
Brian Smith
2005
Miles Hunter
2004
Peter Foulkes
2003
Wynn Hughes
2002
Maurice Jones
2001
Deborah Hill-Trevor
2000
Ned O’Connell
1999
Tudor Evans
1998
Geoff Norman
1997
Sarah James
1996
Peggy Gilchrist
1995
Val & Tom Bethell
1994
Harry Ruckley
1993
Maurice Ridgway
1992
Harold Tomley
1991
Harry Hughes
1990
Cyril Parry
1989
Bill Peck
1988
Eaton Jones
1987
Myfanwy Jones
1986
Bill Richards