Come and See:
We are honoured to welcome representatives from both the American Embassy and Canadian High Commission to this year’s show. Men from both countries were based at Broadlands during WW1 and we are pleased to welcome them back again.
In Ring 1
WW1 18lb Field Gun, from the Royal Armouries, being harnessed/unharnessed and horse-drawn
Replica WW1 Mk4 Tank, from Bovington Tank Museum
WW1 Ford Field Ambulance
A Remount Display with Skinner Horse entitled ‘Cavalry of the Empire’
Aerial dog-fight with 7 replica WW1 aircraft
The Band and Bugles of The Rifles
‘Remembering Romsey and District WW1 Dead’
Parade of vintage machinery, fire and traction engines
At and in the WW1 Information Tent
WW1 Padre display complete with bell tent
Garden of Remembrance commemorating those who died in WW1
Romsey School History Club
St Edward’s School, Melchet Court, WW1 Museum
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal
‘Romsey Boys in the Great War’ book – meet the authors
The ‘Romsey War Horse Memorial Project’
King John House museum, Romsey – war horse plaques
3-Rivers Rail Partnership – who look after Romsey Station, and others, from where men and horses would have left for the war
Imperial War Musuem and Commonweath War Graves Commission Information
By the Heavy Horse Ring
Military Farriers competition using bellow-fired forges to make horse shoes etc.
Each Section is getting involved by highlighting how their section may have looked in the 1914-1918 period with displays and information boards.
The Bakery demonstration, in the Food Zone, will highlight breads of the period (at WW1 prices)
And everyone, visitors, stewards and Members, are invited to come along dressed in period costume – on-the-spot prizes through the day for the best dressed individuals.
And all this in addition to the usual exhibits of cattle, sheep, pigs, fur ‘n’ feather, cage birds, art, antiques, horticulture, honey & wine, Countryside Information, Rural industries/crafts, Shopping marquee, Food Zone traders and a myriad of other organisations and companies promoting their services, offering things to do and a wonderful selection of items to purchase from pennies to pounds.