Dig deep for the showground

PUBLISHED: 12:08 28 December 2006 | UPDATED: 10:22 24 May 2010

AGRICULTURAL bosses are appealing to residents to stump up and help them conserve a piece of countryside for future generations. The North Somerset Agricultural Society, which owns the 130-acre showground at Wraxall, is asking people to donate £1 for ever

AGRICULTURAL bosses are appealing to residents to stump up and help them conserve a piece of countryside for future generations.The North Somerset Agricultural Society, which owns the 130-acre showground at Wraxall, is asking people to donate £1 for every acre they own, farm or enjoy.The appeal has been inspired by the society's past president John Alvis in a bid to raise further funds towards the ongoing costs of running the showground.The site is the home of the popular annual North Somerset Show, which attracts thousands of visitors to the area each year.A society spokesman said: "The showground provides an important communication link between urban and rural communities."The society is committed to the preservation of the countryside and any donations will contribute towards securing the future of the showground and providing a green space for future generations."We can do it with people's help and we are appealing to all our supporters to dig deep."The society bought the showground, once part of Lord Wraxall's Tyntesfield Estate, towards the end of 2002.The site is called Bathing Pond Fields and is named so because it has a Grade II listed bathing pond at its centre.In addition to the annual show, the society holds other events including a ploughing match and produce show in September.As a thank you from the society for all donations received by January 31, 2007, names of donors will be entered into a prize draw with the winner receiving a meal for two at the Cadbury House Hotel.Cheques should be made payable to NSAS, The Secretary, Hippisley's Farm, Wick St Lawrence, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS22 7YG. Anyone wanting to be included in the draw needs to include their name and address.For more information log on to the society's website at www.nsas.org.uk.

More from Weston Mercury

36 minutes ago

A GP practice has agreed to improve safety for its patients in a bid to get the go-ahead to build a surgery.

Read more
Congresbury Yatton

People living in Highbridge could lose their community’s library as early as next month.

Read more
Highbridge
Yesterday, 19:46

The king of rock ‘n’ roll Elvis Presley’s greatest hits will be brought to life again in Weston this month, with one of the best tribute acts in the country taking to the stage.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:31

Prime Minister Theresa May has handed Weston-super-Mare MP John Penrose a role in Government.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:00

An East Brent woman has been given an award for service to the community.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:58

Five pubs in Weston have been recognised for their excellent real ale selection by being included in the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) 2019 Good Beer Guide.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Model railway enthusiasts gathered in Highbridge to spend the day indulging their passion.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:31

The Cases Somerset Rebels management will be holding a fans forum at the Oaktree Arena to explain their decision to revert to the championship.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

A blue plaque honouring Dr Fox has been unveiled on his original bath house on Knightstone Island.

Read more
Weston Town Council Weston-super-Mare
Yesterday, 12:28

Hornets defeated Midsomer Norton in a high-scoring Somerset Cup quarter-final tie.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 4°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists