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Here is a list of the dates and venues of all our shows around the country and throughout the year.
Dates and Venues
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AGS Show Programme 2014

February 15  JR

11.00 am to 4.00 pm

SOUTH WALES SHOW, Caerleon Community College, Cold Bath Road, Caerleon, Nr Newport, NP18 1NF (M4 Junction 25 from east, or 26 from west, signs to Caerleon and Roman Fortress; second left off Caerleon one-way system and then immediately left again)

CONTACT:

Bob & Rannveig Wallis, Llwyn Ifan, Porthyrhyd, Carmarthen, SA32 8BP
Tel: 01267 275205,  email: Rannveig.Bob.Wallis@agsgroups.org

March 1              

12 noon to 4.00 pm

EARLY SPRING SHOW, Mark Hall School, First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM17 9LR.  (M11 Jn 7, head for Harlow; straight on for 3 miles approx; right onto B183 at roundabout; school is immediately on right)

CONTACT:

Kit Strange, 5A Hartham Road, Bruce Grove, London, N17 6RZ Tel: 0208 493 9951,  email: Kit.Strange@agsgroups.org

March 8           †

12 noon to 4.00 pm

LOUGHBOROUGH SHOW, Charnwood College (formerly Burleigh Community College), Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ.  (M1 Jn 23; A512 towards Loughborough; look for signs after 1st roundabout)

CONTACT:

Neil Hubbard, 30 Thirlmere Road, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, LE12 8QQ

Tel: 01509 414427, email: Neil.Hubbard@agsgroups.org

March 15         *

12 noon to 4.00 pm

KENDAL SHOW AGS/SRGC, Kirkbie Kendal School, Lound Road, Kendal, LA9 7EQ. (From the North: M6 J37 take A684 towards Kendal. After 5 miles turn left onto Park Side Rd (immediately before 40mph signs). After 0.8 miles at T Jn turn left onto Lound Rd (A65). School is on left after Shell garage. From the South: M6 J36 take A590/A591 for 6 miles, then A6 to Kendal South. In Kendal, right at first traffic lights, then left at roundabout and immediately right into school grounds)

CONTACT:

Alan Oatway, Coulmore, Canny Hill, Newby Bridge, Ulverston, LA12 8NT

Tel: 015395 30702, email: Alan.Oatway@agsgroups.org

March 22    JR †

12 noon to 4.00 pm

KENT SHOW, Rainham School for Girls, Derwent Way, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 0BX.  (M2 Jn 4;  A278 to Gillingham; 2 miles then right onto A2; 1 mile then after footbridge right onto Salisbury Avenue; then right onto Derwent Way)

CONTACT:

David Hoare, Edgewood Rise, Canterbury Road, Lyminge, CT18 8HD.  Tel: 01303 862913,  email: David.Hoare@agsgroups.org

March 22             

12 noon to 4.00 pm

EAST LANCASHIRE SHOW, The Riverside, Whitworth Civic Hall, Market St, Whitworth, Lancs OL12 8DP. (On A671 through Whitworth)

CONTACT:

Carol Kellett, 18 Eaves Green Road, Chorley, PR7 3PQ. Tel: 01257 273382, email: Carol.Kellett@agsgroups.org

March 29       JR

12 noon to 4.00 pm

NORTHUMBERLAND SHOW AGS/SRGC, The Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, NE46 3PN.  (A69 roundabout, turn towards Hexham; straight on; show is next to Waitrose supermarket on left after Station Road)

CONTACT:

Peter Maguire, 18 Princes Meadow, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE3 4RZ. Tel: 0191 2840385, email: Peter.Maguire@agsgroups.org

March 29       † *

12 noon to 4.00 pm

SOUTH WEST SHOW, West Exe Technology College, Hatherleigh Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 9JU (M5 J31 then A30 for 2 miles. A377 towards Exeter for ½ mile then left at traffic lights and left again onto Cowick Lane. At the next lights turn right into Hatherleigh Road and college entrance is on the right)

CONTACT:

Kana & Jonathan Webster, 1 Higher Ford Cottages, Newton St. Petrock, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8LT. Tel: 01409 281738,  email: Kana.Jonathan@agsgroups.org

April 5

12 noon to 4.00 pm

NORTH MIDLAND SHOW, Brookfield School, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield, S40 3NS  (M1 Jn 29 to Chesterfield;  A619 out of Chesterfield; 2 miles then school is on right)

CONTACT:

John Savage, 55 Lime Crescent, Church Warsop, Mansfield, NG20 0SY.  Tel: 01623 845123, email: John.Savage@agsgroups.org

April 5        JR †

12 noon to 4.00 pm

ULSTER 75th Anniversary SHOW, Greenmount Agricultural and Horticultural College, Muckamore, Co. Antrim, BT41 4PU  (A6 then A26. After 0.5 miles, turn right onto Tirgracy Rd. College is on right after 0.8 miles)

CONTACT:

Patricia Crossley, Livery Cottage, Stranocum, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, BT53 8PL.  Tel: 028 2074 1288, email: Patricia.Crossley@agsgroups.org

April 12            

12 noon to 4.00 pm

MIDLAND SHOW, Arden School, Station Road, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 0PT  (M42 Jn 5; A4141 towards Knowle; 1 mile then turn right into Lodge road, then at T Jn, right into Station Road)

CONTACT:

John Harrison, 3 Andrew Road, Wednesbury Oak, Tipton, DY4 0AW. Tel: 0121 556 7937,  email: John.Harrison@agsgroups.org

April 19           

12 noon to 4.00 pm

CLEVELAND SHOW, The Education Centre, Junction Road, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, TS20 1PR (From the A19 take the A1027 west towards Norton. Through one set of traffic lights then at the roundabout turn right onto B1274 (Junction Road). The Education Centre is on the left after about 500 yards)

CONTACT:

Norma Pagdin, 21 North Close, Elwick, Hartlepool, TS27 3EQ.  Tel: 01429 268416,  email: Norma.Pagdin@agsgroups.org

April 26           †

1.30 pm to 4.00 pm

DUBLIN SHOW, Cabinteely Community School, Cabinteely, Co. Dublin  (N11 towards Bray;  left at Cabinteely crossroads)

CONTACT:

Michael Higgins, 99 Cedar Brook Walk, Cherry Orchard, Dublin 10. Tel: 00353 87 6309141,  email: Michael.Higgins@agsgroups.org

April 27      JR †

(Sunday show)

11.00 am to 4.30 pm

LONDON SHOW, Hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society in theLindley Hall, Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PE (Approach by Vauxhall Bridge Road, Rochester Row)

CONTACT:

Jon Evans, 46 Upper Way, Farnham, GU9 8RF. Tel: 01252 724416, email: Jon.Evans@agsgroups.org

May 3               

12 noon to 4.00 pm

EAST ANGLIA SHOW, Wymondham High School, Folly Road, Wymondham, South Norfolk, NR18 0QT  (A11 Jn at North of Wymondham; from North take B1135 at slip road roundabout and from South slip road left onto B1135; next roundabout take 3rd exit;  next roundabout turn left for Wymondham;  1 mile then Folly Road is on right)

CONTACT:

John Foster, Gable House, Redisham, Beccles, NR34 8NE.

Tel: 01502 575298, email: John.Foster@agsgroups.org

May 10 (plants) JR †

9.00 am to 6.00 pm

May 8 – 11 (artistic section)

MALVERN SHOW, Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire  (M5 North Jn8;  M5 South Jn7; follow brown signs for Showground). Note: The artistic section will be on display for all four days of the main Malvern Show whilst our plant show takes place on the Saturday only.

CONTACT:

Ross Barbour, Parkwood, Brockhill Road, Malvern WR14 4DL

Tel: 07896 309494, email: Ross.Barbour@agsgroups.org

May 17             

12 noon to 4.00 pm

SOUTHPORT SHOW, Stanley High School, Fleetwood Road, Southport, PR9 9TF  (A565 from Preston, take coastal road, Marine Drive, left onto Marshside Road, right onto Fleetwood Road)

CONTACT:

Roger Beecham, Heron Cottage, 24 Knobhall Lane, Southport, PR9 9QS. Tel: 01704 211749, email: Roger.Beecham@agsgroups.org

May 31           †

12 noon to 4.00 pm

SUMMER SHOW – SOUTH, Queen Elizabeth School, Pamphill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4DT.  (Leave A31 at West of Wimborne;  B3078 towards Wimborne; left onto B3082; school is on left)

CONTACT:

Bill Squire, 8 Benmoor Road, Creekmoor, Poole, BH17 7DS. Tel: 01202 387107,   email: Bill.Squire@agsgroups.org

June 15    JR  *

(Sunday show)

12 noon to 4.00 pm

SUMMER SHOW – NORTH, Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1AH (At the Rutland Square roundabout take the A6 to Matlock.  After passing the Recreation Ground on your left look for speed restriction signs.  As you see 40mph look for the left turn into the Agricultural Business Centre groups (Agricultural Way).  Follow the road to the car park)

CONTACT:

Chris & Jim McGregor, ‘Felstead’, 68 Malvern Road, Powick, Worcester, WR2 4RT

Tel: 01905 830279, email: Jim.McGregor@agsgroups.org

July 12             

12 noon to 4.00 pm

SUMMER SHOW – MID WEST, Tewkesbury School, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 8DF  (M5 Jn 9 heading towards Tewkesbury. Through two sets of traffic lights. School is second entrance on left)

CONTACT:

Eric Jarrett, Kooshti-Bok, 129 Summer Street, Stroud, GL5 1PQ. Tel: 01453 762812,  email: Eric.Jarrett@agsgroups.org

September 20 † **

12 noon to 4.00 pm

AUTUMN SHOW – NORTH, The Chesneys Centre, Regent Street, Featherstone, Pontefract, WF7 5EW.  (M62 Jn 32, then A639 towards Pontefract. At traffic lights after 2 miles, turn right onto A645 (Featherstone). Turn right 2.2 miles Station Lane B6421. Chesneys Centre is on right after 0.2 miles). Limited car parking at the Centre. The Rugby Club car park is available on the day - situated at rear of venue.

CONTACT:

Eric Rainford, 2 Steward Close, Brayton, Selby, YO8 9RT. Tel: 01757 702646, email: Eric.Rainford@agsgroups.org

September 27 †

12 noon to 4.00 pm

AUTUMN  SHOW - SOUTH, Rainham School for Girls, Derwent Way, Rainham, Gillingham, ME8 0BX.  (M2 Jn 4;  A278 to Gillingham; 2 miles then right onto A2; 1 mile then after footbridge right onto Salisbury Avenue; then right onto Derwent Way)

CONTACT:

David Hoare, Edgewood Rise, Canterbury Road, Lyminge, CT18 8HD. Tel: 01303 862913, email: David.Hoare@agsgroups.org

October 4      JR

12 noon to 4.00 pm

LOUGHBOROUGH AUTUMN SHOW, Charnwood College (formerly Burleigh Community College), Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ.  (M1 Jn 23; A512 towards Loughborough; look for signs after first roundabout)

CONTACT:

Martin Rogerson, 52 Brookside Road, Breadsall, Derby DE21 5LF. Tel: 01332 831564, email: Martin.Rogerson@agsgroups.org

October 11       

12 noon to 4.00 pm

NEWCASTLE SHOW AGS/SRGC, The Memorial Hall, Darras Road, Ponteland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE20 9NX  (A1 round Newcastle; A696 past Airport and into Ponteland; Darras Road is to the left)

CONTACT:

Alan Newton, 12 Main Street, Ponteland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE20 9NR. Tel: 01661 871974, email: Alan.Newton@agsgroups.org

November 8

Annual General Meeting

                  †   Artistic Sections included         *   New Venue         JR   Joint Rock