Mark Steele, SWAG Chairman, reports from the South West Alpaca Group annual Fleece & Halter Show at the Royal Bath & West
THE ROYAL BATH & WEST SHOW is the only remaining four day agricultural show in the country, attracts well over 100,000 visitors each year and has long been a welcoming venue for alpaca shows. For the past few years it has been the home of the South West Alpaca Group annual fleece and halter show.
Having taken over the Countryside arena in its entirety last year the SWAG committee were keen to build on what was a hugely successful and popular show in 2015.
Having purchased a further two marquees just in case the inevitable Somerset shower turned into something more sinister, the highly motivated and hugely skilled set-up team descended on the showground on the eve of the show armed with bulging muscles, electric energy and a large and loud sense of humour. Reading glasses were passed round and instructions were held at arm’s length as the assembled mass of construction workforce debated the best way forward.
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