Burwarton Show 2019Published on: 16 August 2019
For the 11th year running, we hosted clients, contacts, friends and visitors to the show in our marquee.
The show is the largest one day agricultural show in the country (Yorkshire might dispute this!) and is a showcase for the farming communities of South Shropshire and those living just over the borders in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
It celebrates core farming activities with parades of cattle and sheep, horse and pony displays and agricultural machinery, in the ring. Many involve young and very young children who lead their animals round the ring, which they have raised, and who will be the farmers of the future. Outside the ring, countryside pursuits and past times are all displayed.
Local businesses that support the farming community have pitches, tents or marquees where they offer hospitality and discuss the professional services and support they provide. Retailers similarly offer their wares such as fresh foods, outdoor clothing, motor vehicles and there are numerous food stalls offering scrumptious platefuls.
One section of the ground is devoted to a Conservation Area manned by voluntary groups which gives practical insight and advice into the steps that they take, or we could take, to protect and preserve the countryside we all love and enjoy so much.
All this makes for a convivial atmosphere and a warm welcome for regulars and those attending the show for the first time.
Lanyon Bowdler, through our Ludlow office, can trace deep roots in the South Shropshire community, by virtue of being an amalgamation of earlier firms, (always known as solicitors’ practices), running back for 200 years or more. Our records go back to the Weyman family and suggest that they were practicing from 7 Mill Street in the 1850s (although they went back further as lawyers) and we only moved from there, to our present offices on the Eco Park, in 2008.
Our practice now operates through seven offices over four counties and the majority have a long association within the area in which we operate.
These services extend beyond the traditional legal services we have always supplied, and we offer specialisms such as company and commercial expertise, employment law and compensation claims for personal injury and clinical negligence. I, personally, have derived great satisfaction in serving the farming and local business communities in the commercial property and agricultural department for more years than I care to admit, and we pride ourselves on being a modern firm with old fashioned values.
We are the nominated solicitors under the NFU Legal Assistance Scheme for its members in the three counties of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Staffordshire.
We are also signed up to the Military Covenant which offers services and support to members of our Forces both serving and retired.
If you are a regular or occasional visitor to the show or you are going to visit for the first time and would like to learn more about us or legal services in general, then please come and see us next year. We offer refreshments and, for those with young children, entertaining distractions such as colouring books and crayons, and guessing games with the Lanyon Bowdler bears – who deserve a blog in their own right!
We look forward to welcoming you in 2020.