Behind the scenes blog – John Gough

John Gough

Show day means an early start for many, particularly those showing in livestock classes and our dedicated team of volunteers who look after them. John Gough has been involved in the show for many years, initially as an exhibitor showing his Holstein cattle and then he went on to serve on the livestock committee before becoming chief steward and latterly … Read More

Behind the scenes blog – David Maddocks

David Maddocks

There are a great many people who work hard to ensure Newport Show goes off as smoothly as possible and our visitors go home following a great day out with memories that will be a joy to recall for years to come. It’s our volunteers who make the show happen, many working behind the scenes to create that special visitor … Read More

Newport Show diary – July 2019

President Jo Ford looks back on a successful 110th Newport Show. Well, that’s that for another year – but we’re still over the moon that around 14,000 of you joined us at Chetwynd Deer Park for our 110th show. What a wonderful show we had, and what an honour it was to welcome everyone to our beautiful park. I really … Read More

Behind the scenes blog – Scott Dobson

Have you ever wondered who works out where all the trade stands and marquees go at the show? Well, it’s our planning officer Scott Dobson and he’s been dealing with this logistical nightmare for more than 15 years! It means Scott pretty much lives at the showground for the six weeks leading up to the show – and is kept … Read More

Final preparations being made for spectacular Newport Show

After a year in the planning, organisers of this year’s Newport Show are putting the final touches to the event as they prepare to welcome thousands of people to Chetwynd Deer Park. The event, on Saturday (13 July), will see crowds from across Newport, Shropshire and beyond enjoy one day of the best in agriculture, family entertainment, children’s activities, live … Read More

Newport Show diary – June 2019

President Jo Ford takes a look at the final preparations for Newport Show It’s nearly showtime! The final countdown is most definitely on and final preparations are being made to ensure our 110th Newport Show will be a wonderful event to remember. Our show team and volunteers have been working hard to make sure everything will be ready when the … Read More

Ready, steady, go – show visitors invited to search for precious cup, again!

A Shropshire society which misplaced a coveted cup for over 100 years is to give people the chance to reenact the search for the precious silverware. The Peplow Challenge Cup mysteriously went missing from Newport & District Agricultural Society in 1904 and was not seen until it appeared for sale on the popular BBC TV show Flog It!, originally recorded … Read More

Sponsors gearing up for bumper Newport Show

Thanks to all our generous sponsors who will help to make this year’s Newport Show happen – they are gearing up for another bumper year. Some of the sponsors of this year’s event, at Chetwynd Deer Park on July 13, came together to share their excitement for Shropshire’s premier one day family show. Businesses from across Newport and Shropshire will … Read More

New faces at agricultural society ahead of Shropshire’s premier show

There are new faces at a Shropshire agricultural society as it finalises plans for a bumper show this summer. Tony Asson has been appointed Chairman of Trustees at Newport & District Agricultural Society after Robert Watson Jones stepped down from the role – and Andy Clarkson has joined as a new trustee. The group will put on Shropshire’s premier one … Read More