2021

Heritage Open Day

Sunshine was welcome for showground’s heritage event A trial heritage event at the Norfolk showground attracted a steady flow of visitors. The 15-minute tractor and trailer ride around the 85-acre showground was popular, especially with younger visitors. The Heritage Open Day 2021 event, which was organised by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, took place on… Read more »

Rodger Howe

The RNAA was made aware over the weekend of the very sad loss of Rodger Howe who passed away peacefully last Sunday, 19 September, at home with his partner Jenny. Rodger will be remembered by many of you as one of the RNAA’s finest show jumping course builders who served the Royal Norfolk Show for… Read more »

Robert Gilmour

We are sorry to announce the death of Life member Robert Gilmour aged 99. Robert was originally a Ayrshire cattle farmer who like so many other Scottish farmers came to Norfolk in the 1920s. Robert was very much the life blood of Norfolk agriculture and for many years successfully showed at the Royal Norfolk Show…. Read more »

Obituary: Sir Timothy Colman

Sir Timothy Colman, who has died aged 91, was twice president of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association. He served as president in 1982 when the Royal Norfolk Show attendance was 98,002. He was also president for the second time when the association celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1997. Sir Timothy was chairman of the RNAA’s… Read more »

Memorial service for Bryan Read CBE DL

The family of Bryan Read wish to let you know that a memorial service will be held for Bryan at 2pm on Friday 1 October 2021 at Norwich Cathedral, on what would have been his 96th birthday. Bryan’s family hope that you will be able to join the family and friends to celebrate his life.

Revd Jonathan Boston

We are sad to learn of the death of Revd Jonathan Boston, for many years a Member and supporter of the RNAA. Revd Boston’s obituary, published in the EDP, can be found here https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/obituaries/tributes-for-reverend-jonathan-boston-litcham-8099504

Innovation Hub 2021

The Royal Norfolk Showground would normally be a hive of activity at this time of the year, says Dr Belinda Clarke, Director of Agri-TechE, as she and Mark Nicholas, MD of the RNAA, introduce a review of the Innovation Hub.

Stewards’ Evening Reception – rescheduled

The stewards reception originally planned for Tuesday 29 June 2021 has unfortunately been rescheduled. The continuing Covid-19 restrictions, now in place to 19 July, mean that it will not be possible to hold our reception as intended and it is with the greatest of regret that we announce the stewards reception will be postponed until… Read more »

Invitation to tender

The Trustees of the Food & Farming Discovery (FFDT) invite tenders for the development of a Digital Hub as a means of developing the Trust’s ability to engage target audiences through digital and online means. In 2016, a collection of individuals and organisations with a passion to build interest and understanding of food, farming and… Read more »

Obituary: Lord Walpole

Members will be deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lord Walpole who died aged 82 on 8 May 2021. Lord Walpole had been a Vice President of the Association for many years. It is planned that a memorial service will take place in Norwich Cathedral in the autumn.