New North Devon Show officers

RICHARD Newing from Lydacott, near Barnstaple, has been elected as the new president of the North Devon Agricultural Show. He was elected at the North Devon Agricultural Society annual meeting, with John Snell from Week, Harracott, as the new president-el

RICHARD Newing from Lydacott, near Barnstaple, has been elected as the new president of the North Devon Agricultural Show.He was elected at the North Devon Agricultural Society annual meeting, with John Snell from Week, Harracott, as the new president-elect. Mr Newing and his wife Hilary moved to North Devon in 1990 following his career in international banking. They established a flock of Poll Dorset sheep and started showing in 1995. His association with the show began as an exhibitor and he joined the committee in 1999. Following the loss of his flock to foot and mouth disease in 2000 he offered his services and became a sheep steward in 2002.Mr Snell has been associated with the show for more than 20 years through his animal feed company, EJ Snell & Sons. He firmly believes that the show is not just about agriculture, but it is an event where people can enjoy themselves. Tony Huxtable was created an Honorary Life Vice President. He has been a member of the Society since 1966. During that time he has been an exhibitor, show yard director, member of the executive committee and twice president. Several longstanding members and stewards decided that having reached retirement age - some having celebrated their 80th birthdays - they will be standing down. Thanks for their support and dedication to the society were given to Don Easterbrook, Arthur May, Marie Pearce, Bob Terrell and John Williams.This year's show will be held at the Belle Vue Aerodrome site at Huntshaw on August 5


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