Show Day Attractions

Attractions to see during Show Day – 2020

Broke FMX
Freestyle Motocross has become a leading spectator attraction in the past five years, and is now one of the world’s best crowd pullers. Many shows have repeatedly drawn numbers of spectators rivalling major football, cricket and rugby audiences.
The thrill of athletes jumping 35 feet in the air pulling acrobatic stunts over gaps approaching 100 feet is a sight to behold and challenges the very senses.
All this is brought to your door and is a unique way to stimulate and entertain audiences. The Broke FMX team can be seen all round the UK and worldwide.
The art of freestyle Motocross is ever becoming a crowd favourite at events all over the world. With years of experience, Broke FMX stunt display team are dedicated to electrifying crowds of all ages.
The show features the UK’s top ranked freestyle motocross riders, incorporating the latest heart stopping tricks as usually only seen on TV. The team set the standard for 10 years and now continues to push the boundaries of FMX and lead the way for all motorcycle display teams.
The team also provides an informative on board commentary by the riders even talking to the crowd while performing a trick flying 35ft in the air.
The team’s professionalism is second to none, particularly in the areas of safety, presentation and flexibility.
Between displays the public are invited to the interactive stand where they can get a closer look at the bikes and meet the riders. A complete package to give value both on and off the machines.

Clwyd Axemen
A great attraction at events – enjoyed by children and adults. With a great commentary, the axemen entertain guests in their great skills.

You may have seen these experts at various shows but their skills in craftsmanship are amazing – starting with a block of wood – an inanimate object – the final product looks alive and vibrant. We are delighted to welcome the team to Caerwys Show on, we hope, the first of many visits in future.

Age of Princes (Mike Roberts) is rural based and our love and knowledge of the countryside really comes across when we demonstrate rural life in the medieval period.

Our living history display – really adds a new and fascinating attraction. Many aspects of rural medieval life are shown through the role of a forester and associated craftsmen. We answer questions such as: how did our ancestors hunt and prepare food? How did they deal with poachers and their dogs.

There are some superb examples of traditional skills on display such as leatherworking, bodging, fletching even herbal medicine are featured.

As a regular at shows such as the Caerwys Agricultural Show the role of the forester is explained. Why he carries a sword and buckler shield for his protection, how he deals with hunting dogs and lots more.

Clwyd Guild Of Weavers Spinners And Dyers – (Sandra Pinchbeck)The Guild’s Aim is to keep the traditional Crafts of Handweaving, Spinning and Dyeing alive and developing in the modern world. To do this we demonstrate skills to the public and meet together for the sharing of ideas and experience.

North Clwyd Animal Rescue (Anne Owen)
North Clwyd Animal Rescue (NCAR) is a registered charity founded in 1978 by Anne Owen. From one thin little Lurcher, they now care for over 1800 domestic pets a year. We have grown to meet these new demands and with the current economic situation these services are vital for the wider community.
There are many ways you can support NCAR – fundraising, sponsor a kennel or even supporting one of their NCAR charity shops. It really does make a difference… Or even better – if you are looking for someone warm and cuddly to snuggle up to at night – thry might just have the perfect dog, cat or even rabbit!
What does NCAR do?
Rehoming: we find new homes for abandoned or unwanted pets
Clinical: we help care for poorly pets when their owners don’t know the right treatments
Behaviour: we help pets with behavioural issues to have happy, healthy futures
Education: we educate pet owners of the future by giving talks and offering advice

Welsh Beekeepers’ Association (WBKA) – (Jill and Graham Wheeler)
We are members of the Welsh Beekeeping Association to which the nineteen local Associations within Wales are affiliated, the WBKA represent Welsh beekeepers nationally within Wales and the UK and internationally. WBKA is a support organisation for the beekeepers in Wales.
Individual (Direct) Membership of the WBKA is possible, normally for organisations, institutions and business, but most of the 1,650 membership are indirect members, in that they belong to one of the nineteen local independent beekeeping associations. An Application Form to become a member of the WBKA may be downloaded from the ‘Information Station’. You can locate and find out more about your local association here .
Jill & Graham Wheeler, Mertyn Downing, Whitford, Holywell CH8 9EP

Basket making (Ruth Pybus)
Ruth make oak swills, cyntell and Welsh hazel baskets. She is available to demonstrate at shows and is also collating information about basketry local to my area where there was a tradition for making hazel baskets.
Basketmaking is one of the oldest and most universal crafts known to man. The earliest basket remains found so far were discovered at Fayum in Egypt and date from 8000 BC.
There is an increasing interest in sustainability, many basketmakers growing their own willows, carbon neutral production methods, local production and a greater appreciation of hand made objects has resulted in a resurgence in basketmaking.
Makers also develop new baskets and others create non-functional sculptural forms, all using the traditional techniques that have been passed down over the centuries

Cleft Wood Hurdles (David Brown)
Natural Fencing – Cleft chestnut post and rail is a traditional fence that blends well into the natural environment, using strong and robust chestnut material which will stand the test of time
The main coppiced species for fencing are sweet chestnut and hazel and to a lesser extent willow, oak and ash. Sweet chestnut with its natural durability … Bottom: Diamond lattice trellis panel. Woven hurdles and oak can be used cleft to make lath panels or split like chestnut to make rails.

Birds of Prey:
Buzzard. Golden Eagle. Goshawk. Harrier – Hen. Harrier – Marsh. Hobby. Kestrel. & Osprey.

Alpacas (Mike Berry)
The alpaca (Vicugna pacos) is a domesticated species of South American camelid. Alpacas are similar to llamas, and are often confused with them. The two animals are closely related, and can successfully cross-breed. They are also closely related to the vicuña, which is believed to be the alpaca’s wild ancestor, and to the guanaco. There are two breeds of alpaca: the Suri alpaca and the Huacaya alpaca
Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca. It is light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. It is a soft, durable, luxurious [1] and silky natural fiber. While similar to sheep’s wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which makes it hypoallergenic.

Birch Brooms (Mike Jones)
A penknife, birch sapling and a little patience are all you’ll need to revive a vanishing craft, save a few bucks and create that man sized broom you’ve always wanted for those tough cleanup jobs (such as sweeping out the stable or clearing the driveway).
According to one old farm journal that I’ve read, “splint brooms (as these implements were known) can be made of maple, ash or ironwood as well as birch. Thanks to their stout wooden “bristles,” these heavy-duty sweepers are ideal for such outdoor chores as brushing out a tool shed or stable or clearing lawns and paths of leaves, snow, papers, etc.

Woodland Skills Centre
Welcome to Mr & Mrs Waterfield with their display of the traditional crafts that they teach, a demonstration of some of the processes and small workshops where people can make something to take home.
We also welcome to this years show our fervent supporters over many years:

Pedro – to keep the children amused and active in circus skills
Classic Cars
Vintage Tractors (Vintage Tractor Society)
Tug of war and roll the bale – for the very fit ones!
A new ONE – throw the welly competition
PLUS any late additions