Tenbury Show is run entirely by volunteers. In some cases, several generations of families have played, and still play to this day, an active role in the organising one of the U.K.’s biggest single day shows.
Born at Kyre Police Station where my father was the local policeman I was educated at Tenbury Primary and Kidderminster Grammar School, before starting a career in accountancy with D P Newall Wright & Co chartered accountants in Kidderminster.
After many years with DHJH chartered accountants in Tenbury I decided to retire in 2019. I have been a keen member of Tenbury Wells Chamber of Trade committee for the past 33 years and I am also a keen supporter of Tenbury Agricultural Society Ltd. I enjoy classical music and a game of bowls on the Tenbury Wells bowling green.
After so many years being involved with the show, it is a great honour to have been asked to be President.
I am Stuart Ward third generation farming at Lower House Farm Eastham generously supported by my family.Tenbury Show has always been part of my farming calendar and my
earliest involvement was helping to steward commercial cattle on Palmers Meadow.
In subsequent years I’ve tried to be available prior to the day to help with the setting up of our show.
I like to follow the National Hunt Racing at Ludlow and holidaying in our touring caravan – France being our favourite destination.
I’m very honoured to be asked to be President for 2024 and wish the Society many more successful years to come.
Hello, my name is David Rawlings and I would like to introduce myself to you as the Chairman of Tenbury Show.
I have been married to my wife Michelle for almost twenty years and farm with my father, Richard Rawlings at Greete Court.
In 2008 I was asked to organise the harvest theme for the 150th Anniversary Show. From then on I have organised the Tractor Pulling for the Show which draws a great audience with plenty of smoke, dust and noise.
My hobbies are restoring crawlers, tractors and combines which I have shown at Tenbury Show over the years.
I am also Chairman of The Brimfield Vintage Club and have been for the last 20 years. I took it over with just 8 members in the club and I am glad to say that over the years we have grown to now over 60 members and still growing.
I look forward to seeing you all at the next Tenbury Show.
Having enjoyed attending Tenbury Show from a child and being involved with the Young Farmers Tent on Show day for a number of years, when the advertisement came for an Assistant Secretary in 1996, I jumped at the chance and have never looked back! Over the years, I took on more and more responsibility and a number of years later I was made Show Secretary and then in 2018, I had the great honour of being made a Director.
A great highlight was moving onto our new riverside showground for our 150th Anniversary in 2008. What a wonderful year it was, with the Ox Roast, launching of our book ‘Changing Scenes’, President’s Ball and a spectacular Summer Show with the ‘Dancing Diggers’. Since then the Show has grown and gone from strength to strength, with the help of so many wonderful Committee members and volunteers.
Due to the expansion of the Show, in 2015 the Society started to rent an office in the Town at 3 Market Street. This has been an immense help in promoting the Society, especially in the run up to the Show.
I am so looking forward to holding our Show again in August.