Crowds flock to Lincolnshire Show
The 133rd Lincolnshire Show was held at the showground at Grange de Lings. Over 60,000 visitors flocked to the annual event which was blessed with glorious sunshine on the first day and a more temperate heat plus sharp shower on Thursday.
FUTURE OF FARMING
The future of farming was the focus of this year’s show, as MPs discussed how the new Agricultural Bill is set to be formed post-Brexit.
Jayne Southall, CEO of Lincolnshire Showground said: “Putting power back in the hands of local farmers and introducing policies and techniques that will lead to improved efficiency and productivity was the focus of MPs’ discussions at our annual two-day event.”
Martin Vickers, MP for Cleethorpes said: “We want to work with the farming community to shape the Agricultural Bill and use local voices to introduce legislation that will benefit farmers across the UK.
“Our plan is to make sure that new policies are implemented based on the requirements of our own farming industry. It is vital practical techniques that benefit and enhance, rather than constrain and have a detrimental effect on, our faming businesses are put in place.”
Lincolnshire’s weight in the poultry, pig and vegetable markets means it is vital that farmers voice their concerns so the government can support British farm businesses and reform the agricultural sector into a profitable and sustainable market.
Kramer appoints Doubleday as its new dealer Kramer, the long-established German manufacturer of 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steer wheeled loaders and telehandlers, has recently appointed the Doubleday Group as its dealer for Lincolnshire, Norfolk and surrounding areas.
Commenting on the acquisition of the Kramer range of loaders, Doubleday Group sales manager Alex Child said: “The Kramer franchise represents an exciting opportunity for the Doubleday Group. We are very much looking forward to representing this high quality German brand in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. The breadth of the product portfolio that Kramer can offer is unique, giving us a true edge over the competition.”
Kramer’s range spans from compact 0.8 ton telehandlers right up to 5 ton/9m machines meaning that we will have a machine to suit an extremely wide variety of applications and budgets. Wayne Freke, area sales manager for Kramer said: “We are really pleased to have the Doubleday Group on board with supplying our product range, the group are well known for supplying high quality agricultural machinery from leading brands and providing first class support, we feel that the Kramer brand will be a fantastic addition to their portfolio.” For more information or to request a demonstration please contact your local Doubleday depot on 0333 6000 670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JASMINE TREE GIFTS
Jasmine Tree Gifts is Gainsborough’s beautiful gift shop, established almost two years ago. They have achieved an excellent rapport with their customers offering a personal service including gift wrapping and assisting them with their purchase. They carefully select their products with their customers in mind, bringing unique and unusual ideas into the store to make their shopping experience as enjoyable as possible.
Winners of the DN21 Independent Retailer of the year in 2016, after just six months of opening, showed their commitment and dedication to their business and they have been overwhelmed by the support and enthusiasm of the people in Lincolnshire.
Owner Linda Mears said: “This year we have done our first ever Lincolnshire Show and what an amazing experience. It was a fantastic show, offering everything from livestock exhibitors to shopping for food and gifts.
“It proved to be very worthwhile for us, not only in spreading the word to the Lincolnshire people about our shop but also in the sales and popularity of our products.
“Our sales team are passionate and knowledgeable about the products we sell, enabling them to offer advice and guidance, and demonstrating the close relationship we have with our suppliers. We work together with them ensuring we meet the requests expressed by our customers.”
Linda and her team are constantly searching for new and exciting ranges to keep the variety consistent and are looking forward to the future.
COUNTY’S FINEST FOOD AND DRINK
From cooking and cocktail-making demonstrations to sumptuous cakes and award-winning cheeses, there was plenty to tempt the taste buds around the Food Court.
Jayne Southall said: “Food and drink are a huge part of the Lincolnshire Show, and this year’s event attracted a vast range of unique businesses that offer the best tastes from within our county and beyond. It’s wonderful that new businesses came along to showcase their produce too, which reflects how important the event is for local traders.”
At our own stand the crowds paused to enjoy musical performances by BTEC Music students from North Kesteven School as well as the North Hykeham Joint Schools’ Band.
Gusto Homes and Keystone Developments partnered in our marquee to promote their newest properties for occupants 55 plus, due to be released shortly near Boultham Park, Lincoln.
Volunteers and officers from the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) were bringing the public up to date with progress on the build as they anticipate the opening, scheduled for the end of this year.
Our own staff were handing out complimentary copies of the magazine while encouraging entrants to try their luck with five fabulous competitions. The lucky winners are:
• Kenwick Park Classic Spa Package for two – winner Penny Whitbread of Hough on the Hill
• Use of Jaguar F-Pace for a weekend courtesy of Duckworth Jaguar, Boston – winner Rhoderick Whitbread of Hough on the Hill
• Burdens Group Stihl Cordless Shrub/Grass Shears – winner Graham Butler of Wickenby
• Bottle of Champagne – winner Carol Proctor of Fiskerton
• Love2Shop vouchers – winner Nicola Patchett of Sutton on Sea