Last weekend Beulah welcomed the return of their agricultural show and trotting races.

The Show was held on Saturday, September 10 at Aberannell Fields, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Mike Evans.

The popular and community-driven show has always been a highlight of the Powys calendar, and it made a welcome return last weekend following a two-year break due to the pandemic.

Treasurer: Mrs Marie James, Secretary: Mrs Liz Edwards, President: Mrs Penelope Bourdillon, Chairman: Mr Hugh James (Beulah Show)

All of the hard work put in by organisers beforehand was worth the effort, with the show greatly supported with a large attendance, a lovely atmosphere and entries galore in all sections.

At midday the chairman Mr Hugh James addressed the crowd, announcing that at 3pm there would be a minute of silence in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth II. A condolences book was also set up in the marquee.

Mr James then introduced president Mrs Penelope Bourdillon who paid her own tribute to the Queen, issues abroad and locally, and thanked everyone who helped to get the show ready.

Kyle Lewis winning third prize in the Any Other Breed Section with a Valais Blacknosed Sheep (Beulah Show)

Before declaring the show open, she remarked how nice it was to have the event running again.

Both the chairman and president thanked secretary Liz Edwards for her hard work and dedication to the show, who after 34 years of service, was retiring.

Throughout the day there was plenty of activity with judging of the sheep and horses.

In the Sheep section the local breed of Beulah Speckled Face Sheep were outshone by the appearance of a Valais Blacknose Ewe which was most probably the most photographed exhibit on the showfield.

Overall Champion of the Sheep Section: Wendy Morgan Judge Gwyn Davies and Trevor Price (Beulah Show)

The Dog ring was extremely busy, with keen competition in the Jumping and Gymkhana arenas too, along with competitively run races of all ages of children. Creative and quality exhibits were on show in all the sections within the marquee.

A new Memorial Trophy had kindly been given by Mr Tom Evans MBE, Aberannell Bungalow in memory of his late wife Mrs Margaret Evans. He later presented this to his daughter Amanda Thomas who gained the most point in the Cookery Section.

The day concluded with incident-free tremendous trotting races.

Roll on next year!