With the Nevern Show coming up on 8th August 2018, it’s time to announce our new Vice Presidents for 2018, Vivian & Bonni Davies, who will support Jane Lewis, this year’s President.
Vivian & Bonni Davies, of Penlanwynt, Pontfaen have been staunch supporters of the Nevern Show for as long as they can both remember. Viv has shown cattle at the Show, and spent many years stewarding the cattle classes. He has also been a committee member for many years. The couple raise beef cattle and sheep on the family farm of Penlanwynt, where Viv was born and raised. They and their family still live and work there, and are very popular in the local community.We’re really delighted to have them on board as our Vice-Presidents for 2018.
Our President, Jane Lewis, follows in the footsteps of her father, Vivian Lewis, who was President of Nevern Show twice! Jane, a manager for the Welsh Government’s Regional Learning and Skills Partnership, has a background in marketing, organising food festivals and event management. She renewed her her family’s links with the Nevern Show in 2017 as Vice-President.
We’re delighted to tell you all that Jane Lewis will be the Vice President of the Nevern Show in 2017, supporting Richard Butler, this year’s President.
Jane is very much following in her family tradition. Her father, Vivian Lewis was President of Nevern Show not once but twice! The first time, in the late 1980s, and secondly in 2012. In 2012, Jane was poised to step in as her Dad was unwell, but in the end it wasn’t necessary. As she says,
“Dad was always involved in the Nevern Show even when he was ill. He was proud to be part of the show and I was with him in 2012 ready to step in to help during the day, but he undertook his duties without the need for me to step in.”
Vivian Lewis retired to Nevern, but had been a frequent visitor to the village before then, coming most weekends and for holidays. As a keen fisherman he got to know many local farmers and was very much involved with the village and with the Show – as his involvement as president on two occasions shows. Vivian sadly passed away in 2012, but not until he had carried out his duties!
Jane, a manager for the Welsh Government’s Regional Learning and Skills Partnership, has a background in marketing, organising food festivals and event management. She is delighted to be renewing her family’s links with the Nevern Show in 2017.
“It was an honour to be asked to be the Vice President this year, and I want to be involved and follow in Dad’s footsteps in this way. I’m looking forward to supporting the Show’s President this year, and seeing how things work, before hopefully stepping in to the President’s shoes for next year.”
We’re really pleased that Jane is involved in the show, and hope you will all join us in congratulating her!
As you can imagine, a huge amount of organisation goes in to the Nevern Show each year. One of the tasks that has to be completed is that of gathering in all the cups and trophies that were awarded last year. If you were a winner last year, the time has come to hand back your trophy or cup. it needs to be engraved appropriately, and returned clean and polished ready for the next lucky winner.
You can return your cup or trophy to our Trophy Secretary, Hugh Thomas; alternatively, you can return them to Coast and Country Offices, Market Street, Newport, Pembrokeshire, or to CCF Cardigan, Parc Teifi, Cardigan.