The Pembroke Farmers Club marked the 200th year of their popular Town and Country Show by unveiling a plaque, in a field facing the church at Lamphey, where the event has taken place annually for at least the past 50 years.

In performing the task Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed Sara Edwards thanked club members for the invitation, congratulated all on a magnificent achievement in reaching such a significant milestone and wished everyone well for the next 200 years!

The plaque was mounted on a piece of solid granite obtained from the local dockyard and the work was largely sponsored by a generous donation from the Pembrokeshire Agricultural Society whose officials, Richard Cole, president and Mike Davies, chairman of the management committee, were in attendance.

Entries across the board were considered to be well up to the usual standards and, in the horse and pony section, it was the 11-year-old chestnut brood mare, Chiddock Story Time, from Sarah Baker that stood supreme as shown with her three-month-old foal, Coppybush Time Lord.

Standing in reserve was the ridden hunter, the eight-year-old bay Moon Racer bred locally and shown under saddle by Isabel Meyrick.

Charlotte Owen had an astoundingly successful day with her 16-year-old grey pony, Abbeybells Queen Adlaide, ridden by daughter Sophie as they won all the lead rein, and also show pony, show hunter pony, working hunter pony and mountain and moorland sections.

Others amongst the prize money were Joanne Mount with her three-year-old Palomino filly, Doylan Georgeous Grace, and Wendy Campbell with her first time shown coloured pony, Hollyland Honey Buzzard.

Supreme from the beef cattle entries was a yearling black Limousin heifer from Kevin Williams and the dairy breeds were headed by Eric Webb with his Holstein heifer.

The sheep championship was retained by Roger and Bethan James with their yearling Texel and the group prize was awarded to a young shepherd, seven-year-old Griff Jenkins with his Torddu trio.

Show champion from the poultry marquee went to newcomer Sue Stanklewicz with stalwart, Peter Howells in reserve. Emyr Harries was the best junior and Leo Cridland took the cage bird prize.

The dog section is becoming increasingly popular attracting 186 entries: the best in show being a German wire haired Pointer form Mrs Shelton with a Pembrokeshire corgi from Angie James in reserve.

The programme ended with the Pembroke Farmers Club presenting no less than 36 medals as a reward for long service to the agricultural industry in south Pembrokeshire.

Championship awards:


Supreme and Riding Pony breeding: Sarah Baker.

Hunter, open: Brooke Jones; in hand: P K and A M Evans; under saddle: Charlotte Owen.

Show pony and Show Hunter pony: Charlotte Owen.

Working Hunter pony: B Jones.

Welsh breeds: Judith Reed.

Palomino: Joanne Mount.

Coloured: Wendy Campbell.

Young rider, boy: c/o Charlotte Owen; girl: Caroline Ross.

Fancy dress, mounted: A Merriman; on foot: Iorrie Harse.


Supreme and commercial heifer: Kevin Williams.

Beef breeds and local: Andrew Phillips.

Pair, halter led: Izzi Williams; penned (and YFC member): Robert Coney.

Dairy breeds: Eric Webb.

Young handler: Rhys Buckland.


Supreme and Texel: Roger and Bethan James.

Charollais: Keiran Head.

Beltex: W Evans.

Suffolk: Eifion Hughes.

Other Lowland: Eirlys Jones.

Hill breeds: Griff Jenkins.


Best in show: Mrs Shelton; res: Angie James.


Supreme: Sue Stanklewicz; res: Peter Howells.