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The Long Service Awards are annual Society awards which recognise the long standing hard work of those who have been in the agricultural and farming sectors for over forty years. This is a remarkable achievement and nominations can be made by Members of the Royal Bath and West of England Society.

Successful nominees will be invited to attend the Bath & West Show of that year and will receive a personal keepsake as a memento.

To make your nomination, please contact Rachel.Freestone@bathandwest.co.uk

More than 350 stewards give up their time for free to help run and make the Royal Bath & West Show the very special occasion that it is. Some of them have been doing it for decades and some are the descendants of those who were also stewards.

At this year’s show we acknowledged nine stewards for their amazing contributions, some giving more than fifty years of service. Often this includes attending committee meetings out of show and pre-show planning before they arrive at the showground.  Honorary Show Director,  Rupert Uloth,  announced this year’s winners of the Long Service Award: Isabel de Pelet, Mike Lyons, Henry Dart, Gordon Twinberrow, Trudi Taylor, Emma MacDonald, Sue Bramble, John Hemsley and Tony Wilcox, saying, ‘I salute them all’.

In addition, we also give long service awards to farm workers who have given particularly long and loyal service and who can be nominated by members of the Royal Bath & West Society. Wayne Baker was noted for his care of animals during his 57-year career and Michael Gould has won many prizes for ploughing. Presenting their long service awards, Rupert said, ‘it is a pleasure to celebrate the contributions of those who often go unrecognised’.

Michael Gould, Long Service Award Winner for more than 40 years service in agriculture

Wayne Baker, Long Service Award winner for more than 40 years service in agriculture