11 August 1995

Really buzzing in Brecon

AS soon as I arrived at the Royal Welsh showground I knew I was in for a treat. The whole atmosphere was so relaxed and friendly. There was a scorching hot sun but this did not deter the masses who attended. Everyone was out to enjoy themselves and make the most of the welcome in the beautiful setting of Brecon Beacons National Park.

We were fortunate to be able to resume the Farm Womens Club tea parties after a lapse of several years and it was great to meet members from the local clubs. Soon everyone was chatting like old friends and making plans for future events to meet each other again. I really enjoyed serving the teas, my chance to repay some of the hospitality shown to me over the past year.

The show was still buzzing with life in the evenings and sitting on the bank overlooking the main ring with the Powys hills as a backdrop was a lovely way to end the day. There was such a varied programme from hackney carriages, the riding for the disabled display, axe racing to the Swiss group singing, playing alp horns and flag throwing, not to mention the hot air balloons rising in the sky behind us.

Jean Howells

And their husbands came too… Jean offers cakes to John and Mary Mills (centre) from Glasbury and Geoff and Susie Bayliss from Carmarthen.