Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Royal Cornwall Show

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:22am 8th June 2012
(Updated 7:22am 8th June 2012)

So are you ready for the show?

It is the first day of the biggest event in the Duchy's calendar.

Last year, 127 thousand people visited the Royal Cornwall Show; the second-highest total on record.

This year, livestock entries are up and slots for trade stands sold out months ago.

Boss Chris Riddle tells us it is more important than ever: "Times are tough for a lot of people. The pound in the pocket is perhaps being hung on to a little more than it is sometimes. I think the show is regarded as very, very good value for people. It's a great day out and it's very much part of people's calenders, both here in Cornwall and from far afield".

Among the events on show at Wadebridge over the next few days, 30ft quad bike jumps and for the first time, live polo.

Among the visitors, the Shadow Agriculture Minister.

He will be tackled by Cornish farmers, wanting to make sure that supermarket regulator has teeth and warning small farms are facing a struggle to survive.

Colin Christophers is a dairy farmer at St Allen: "We can survive, but can we reinvest for the future? That's the problem. Whoever your milk buyer is, milk prices at the moment are on a downward trend.

Camilla is also visiting.

The Duchess of Cornwall has been chatting to producers and exhibitors at the Wadebridge ground.

Camilla visits the RCS 2012

Five year old Bee Coode presented the posy and mum Clarey says it has been a great experience: "Bee was very excited, a little bit nervous, but she handed over the posy and did a curtsey and the Duchess said 'Thank you very much' and in she went. I think Bee is very proud to have done it, especially with the Jubilee last weekend. I think she suddenly is realising what royalty is all about and we've seen Camilla on the telly over the last few days so yes, very exciting".

7:22am 8th June 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
ruthern bridge

WATCH: Cornwall Beauty Spots Added To 'At-Risk' Register

Ruthern Bridge and the HMS Colossus wreck named by Historic England

stoke climsland crash - car seat

WATCH: Warnings To Cornwall About Child Car Seat Safety

Firefighters release photos after properly fitted one reduced injuries in crash

Most read
travis perkins

Job Losses At Building Supplies Firm With Branches Across Cornwall

We do not know which Travis Perkins sites will be affected

Debbie Holden

Amanda Holden's Sister "Critical" After Cornwall Crash

Papers say Britain's Got Talent star has rushed to the Duchy to be with her

Top articles

Cornish MP Leads Farming Debate

Cornwall News: Scott Mann told parliament we need to be with them - not against them

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Stand-off as homes evacuated over 'hazardous items' in Northolt

National News: About 80 people have been evacuated from their houses after a man reportedly barricaded himself in a property with "hazardous items".

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Pierce Brosnan 'cancer' row advert: Pan Bahar firm hits back

Showbiz News: The company embroiled in a row with Pierce Brosnan over his promotion of a breath freshener in India insists it has not breached the contract it signed with the star.

Pierce Brosnan 'cancer' row advert: Pan Bahar firm hits back

World News: The company embroiled in a row with Pierce Brosnan over his promotion of a breath freshener in India insists it has not breached the contract it signed with the star.

Vettel 'on the same page' as Arrivabene

Sports News: Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari chief Maurizio Arrivabene have insisted there are no problems between them, amid fresh speculation over the Italian's position at the helm of the F1 team.

Shark-cage diver 'reborn' after close encounter with great white

Strange News: A man who survived a face to face encounter with a great white shark says he feels "reborn" after the terrifying incident.

Newer article

Blooming Stink

Cornwall News: Flesh smelling flower Titan Arum in bloom at Eden

Older article

Rail Promise To Cornwall

Cornwall News: Transport Minister visits Duchy

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training


© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.


We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.