Well, that's another glorious Newark Vintage & Heritage Tractor Show over until next year. One of our most successful so far with numbers on the gate similar to last year and around 900 exhibitors on site. Thank you to everyone who entered a tractor, implement or vehicle and a big thanks to our wonderful expert enthusiasts in the Rare & Native Breed Exhibition.
We had more children attending this year than last which kept Father Christmas in the Lady Eastwood Centre busy and if you didn't manage to get over to the Hand Made with Love stalls in the Sir John Eastwood buildings, you missed a treat.
The Remembrance Sunday Service is always popular and this year we had the highest number - we stopped counting after 600. We were pleased to welcome the Carlton Male Voice Choir who entertained the congregation before and after the service and inspired us all to 'sing out' the two hymns during the service. We are truly blessed to have had Reverend Professor Alison Milbank officiate at our service again and honoured that Mich Stevenson OBE DL attended to lay a wreath on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant of the county.
Our grateful thanks go to all our sponsors and to our wonderful volunteers, without whom we would struggle to put on such a fabulously friendly and interesting weekend.
Dates for next year are 9 & 10 November when we look forward to doing it all again.
Photos from this year's show are on the Gallery and Trophy Winners page.
We are delighted that we were able to persuade James Peck, Regional Communications Advisor with the NFU to be our guest speaker at the Saturday Night Do. James’ talk is entitled, 'The other side of the fence - newshound to NFU’.
The NFU are great supporters of our agricultural society and the Show Team have all warmed to James since he took up this post in August.
As the regional communications adviser, James oversees all communications output for the East Midlands as well as dealing with press enquiries and interviews, editing the East Midlands edition of British Farmer & Grower and the regional website, as well as manning the NFU stands at country shows.
He was senior reporter at the award-winning Retford Times newspaper in Nottinghamshire and also worked on the Lincolnshire Echo/Lincolnshire Live and Target group titles in Lincolnshire for 16 years.
James lives in Uppingham, Rutland with his young family.
Thank you to everyone who has entered. We are delighted with the numbers and variety this year and are looking forward to welcoming you all to this year’s Show.
Lots of commercials and military vehicles entered this year so make sure you don’t miss them.
Only 6 weeks to go!!
Entry forms are now available - simply call us on 01636 705796 or download an entry form under Exhibitors.