About the Annual Charity Family Vintage Show
Situated inside a loop of the River Severn is the town of Shrewsbury, about 55 miles west of Birmingham in Shropshire County. Its most famous resident was Charles Darwin, the famed evolutionary theorist and author of the 1859 book 'On the Origin of Species'. Just outside Shrewsbury is the Agricultural Showground, where visitors can see how tractors and steam engines 'evolved' at the Annual Charity Family Vintage Show sponsored by the Mid Shropshire Vintage Club.
Unlike some of Darwin’s species, the tractor will never go extinct thanks to the preservation efforts of the Mid Shropshire Vintage Club and many other enthusiasts. Vintage vehicles of every kind will be on display in this July Charity weekend event.
Every year the show pays homage to a special tractor, and this year's honour goes to Ferguson & Massey Ferguson tractors & derivatives. In addition, there will be steam engines, Land Rovers, commercial vehicles and many more static exhibits. Kids will beg to spend all day riding the fairground rides or to ride atop one of the shire horses. You will also be able to find an 'oasis' at the popular beer tent and some great food at one of the refreshments stands.
Mid Shropshire Vintage Club
The Mid Shropshire Vintage Club formed in 1987 and, for over 30 years, has raised funds for many local charities, most notably local hospices. The first Annual Charity Family Vintage Show took place in June 1989.
Entry To The Event
The gates will be open in the morning but check with the organisers prior to your arrival on the exact hours and if there are any changes in the entry fees from previous years (£10.00 for adults and free for those under the age of 16).
Somewhere to Stay in Shropshire
Folks planning a weekend camping trip during the Show will find a nearby campsite at The Orchard Caravan Site located about ½ mile from the Agricultural Showground. Several other campsites are within a 5-mile radius of Shrewsbury. People seeking a hotel or an excellent B&B will find many accommodations in the town as well.
Getting To Agricultural Showground
Drivers arriving at the show via their autos will notice that several routes converge in Shrewsbury off the A5, A49 and a slew of local roads from the north. We will leave the residents to deal with the local roads. Those prone to disobey the lady in the car’s satnav will need to navigate to the Churncoat Roundabout, where the A5 and A458 meet and head east on the A458 (Welshpool Road). Stay on the A458 crossing the River Severn into Shrewsbury, then drive along the river and make a left turn on the A528. By now, you will want to stop at The Royal Oak for a needed pint of ale and then continue west on the B5067 (Berwick Road). When you reach the Coton Manor veer left onto Gravel Hill Lane and to the destination.
Other Things To Do Around Shrewsbury
Visitors with a taste for the unusual or simply curious about prison life in the 18th and 19th centuries will want to take a tour of the Shrewsbury Prison. At one time, the townsfolk would gather to view public executions but now you can participate in a 2 ½ hour 'prison break' and then have a 'last meal' at the café. Those who prefer something other than a penal institution will want to see the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.
Parking is free and dogs are welcome if they are leashed and the owner is vigilant about any 'doggie do-do' issues. The event is held on a grassy field so wheelchair users will need to be able to navigate the grounds. One final reminder is to be sure to take a selfie with the Charles Darwin Statue before heading home from the Annual Charity Family Vintage Show.
When is the next Annual Charity Family Vintage Show?
The Annual Charity Family Vintage Show is planned to take place at Agricultural Showground, Berwick Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 2PF, Saturday 4th July, 2020. This is a Weekend Vintage Show.
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