2021

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.

Obituary: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT OM

All members of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association are deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Philip had been a champion of the agricultural sector and we recall with gratitude his support, as President of the RNAA, in 1999, and his drive and energy to… Read more »

The RNAA receives boost from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) has received a grant of up to £475,000 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help us recover and reopen. Norfolk Showground Ltd, which manages the Showground as an events venue, is to receive a grant of £100,000 from the Culture Recovery Fund. More than £300 million… Read more »

Obituary: Alan Alston

It is with much regret that we are writing to you to inform you that Alan Alston passed peacefully at his home. Alan was an RNAA Honorary Vice President and served as steward and Head Steward for the Royal Norfolk Show for over 50 years. He was Head Steward of Small Livestock, Goats and the… Read more »

Online Event: Profitable Farming with Native Livestock

Zoom Online Event Tuesday 20 April 2021 @ 1930 Farming is changing; the future will be as much about restoring the natural environment and enhancing the rural landscape as profitable food production. Keeping native livestock and equines have a key role to play in all of this. With a particular emphasis on East Anglia, Rare… Read more »