Sunday 12th June – Sheep Show

As most local people know the Todmorden Agricultural Society has had to move out of the town to hold events in recent years because of concerns about the park and its flood alleviation system. They have since been looking for a place to return to in the town with a smaller-scale event.

Bearing in mind our ‘Green Shoots’ news piece, we have consented to try a small show event (sheep only) on Sunday 12th June. This is of course prior to full grass restoration works beginning on the sports field. So, for us, it is a good opportunity to see any potential issues from such a show.

It’s also a great opportunity to engage with our farming community who are a part of this town’s rich heritage and industry. They work long hours, many 365 days a year, in all weather to produce food and goods for our tables. Who wouldn’t want to give them one great day a year to show us what they are so proud to produce with their skills, life learned knowledge and good animal husbandry?

The show will, as we said, be a small sheep show event and whilst it is not advertised as a public event you would be welcome to pop in and chat with the shepherds. Parking will be limited, so making it part of a walk on the day would be better than driving of course! Food and refreshment will be available.

Full details in the link above to the Agricultural Society


Saturday 16th July – PAWS Dog Show & Fun Day


We are really looking forward to inviting PAWS – Pennine Animal Welfare Society – back after the 2-year break. This is always a fun day out for the family.

We are waiting for more details of the event and the activities so please check back here in June for an update.