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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.

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Royal Bath & West Show 2023 recognises 157 years of rural loyalty

Three individuals who have devoted much of their working lives to agriculture were recognised for their efforts at the Royal Bath & West Show.

Under a blue sky on the main lawn, joint Society Presidents Lord and Lady Radnor presented Andrew Hedditch, Gerald Hussey, and Charlie Oram, pictured below, with Long Service Awards, recognising their long standing hard work and service to agriculture.

“Their dedication and service warrants the upmost recognition and we are delighted to present them with this award,” said Honorary Show Director, Rupert Uloth. “Combined, their service totals 157 years with Mr Hedditch, Mr Hussey, and Mr Oram dedicating 45, 70, and 42 years to farming and the rural community, respectively.”