44th AGM in Shropshire

It was business as usual for the 44th AGM of the Society held in Shropshire the last weekend of May.  Breeders gathered together at the Edstaston Flock and soon were just enjoying having a good chat and meeting up with friends from all parts of the UK.  Robert and Jeanette Gregory were great hosts and put on a super display of the Edstaston Flock for everyone to wander around and check out the details.  There was special interest in the Worcester ‘hopefuls’ who were looking a picture. 

Thanks also to Grant Pink from the Bicton Flock who brought along 8 of his shearling ewes for a stock judging competition.  This was won by Robert Towers, from Yorkshire.  Also in the prizes were David and Liz Mawhinney from Northern Ireland, who picked out the prime lambs in order and were closest to their combined weights. 

After a delicious hog roast lunch, we roared off to the Lion Quays hotel for the formal AGM.  Charles Sercombe, National Chairman reported on a good year for the breed despite the disruptions of covid and David Sloan, Chairman of Finances delivered the good news that the Society had enjoyed a strong financial year and was in a good place to push forward with our expanded marketing and promotional activities for 2022.

We finished off the day with a relaxed meal at the hotel and a few continued the night away into the small hours in the bar.  Next year we will be gathering in Wales.