The Glendale Agricultural Society announce the date for their annual AGM after seeing a packed room for their annual quiz night.
The annual Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS) AGM is to be held on Tuesday 19th March at 7:30PM, in the Tankerville Arms Hotel in Wooler.
This year, the society saw a year of triumph and achievement with their theme of ‘Living Off The Land’. The 14th Multi-Award-Winning Children’s Countryside Day gave hundreds of children from across Northumberland and Tyneside a detailed insight into exactly where their food comes from, with more than 65 rural organisations exhibiting.
At the 127th Glendale Show, this theme was continued, and the event was an enormous success. The sun shone, and this year saw a number of new competitions and classes introduced, including being the host of The English National North Country Cheviot Show and creating the Sumo Suit Relay Race, which was enjoyed by the crowd and entrants from many local businesses.
2018 also saw the second year of ‘The Glendale Agricultural Society Lifetime Achievement Award’, which was won by Wooler horticulture enthusiast, lifelong gardener and Red Cross stalwart, Tommy Swan.
Commenting ahead of the AGM, Rachael Tait, GAS Secretary, said: “The quiz finished off what has been an excellent year for the Society and during our AGM, we will share the top highlights. Considering the area of Glendale is relatively small, the Society do a fantastic job at promoting this area globally, and I am excited for what the next year will bring.”
The annual quiz night, which took place at The Tankerville Arms Hotel in Wooler on Tuesday 26th February, was a huge hit. Over 15 teams geared up their knowledge and racked their brains in preparation for the event.
Before the first round began, each team member enjoyed a pie and pea supper. Each team had their intelligence put to the test in subjects including geography, history of the society and science and nature.
Claiming first prize of the quiz, and correctly answering 79 questions out of 100, was ‘Two Short and Two Long’; David Farr, Neil Tait, Kev Curry and David Wilson, winning a day for four at Kelso Races. Second was place closely followed by one point less and given to ‘The Un-Caped Heroes’; Bec, Mark, Emily and Curtis, who each won a year’s free membership to the Glendale Agricultural Society.
‘The Industrial Horticulturalists’; Jane Cook, Julie Tait, Eric Moffat and Sarah Jones, achieved third place, winning a meal for four, kindly donated by The Tankerville Arms. Coming in fourth, was ‘Pip’s Kids’; Matthew Logan, Elodie Straker, Neil Milburn and Hannah Byers, who each took home a bottle of wine that was donated by Ronald Barber.
Rachael concluded: “As always, the quiz is a fantastic event, and this night saw strong competition with the number of points from each team being extremely close! I would like to send my special thanks to our Quiz Master, Ronald Barber, those offered raffles prizes for the night and without a doubt, the teams who supported the event.”
The Glendale Agricultural Society is based in the very heart of the Glendale valley, at the foot of the Cheviot Hills near Wooler in Northumberland. With help from over 360 volunteers, the society annually host two major events; the Glendale Show and Children’s Countryside Day (CCD).