News & Events

Sad Passing of Former British Showjumper

The RNAA is extremely saddened to hear the news of the passing of former British Showjumper Olympian Tim Stockdale yesterday following a short battle with cancer. Tim was a regular and extremely popular competitor in the Grand Ring Showjumping classes at The Royal Norfolk Show, attending this year’s Show in June.  The RNAA extends sincere… Read more »

Tree Planting for former Chief Executive of the RNAA

An informal tree-planting dedication was held in memory of a former chief executive of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association. The late John Purling, who died in April last year aged 69, was at the helm of the RNAA for 18 years until 2012. A 40-strong group, including his widow Ena and family, met under leaden… Read more »

Royal Norfolk Show to mark end of World War I

Norfolk Remembers – Royal Norfolk Show First world War Commemoration Event This year’s Royal Norfolk Show will stage a truly unique commemoration event to mark the centenary of 1918, the year the First World War came to an end. A re-enactment of the fighting in the final months of the War will take place, demonstrating… Read more »

Introducing The Royal Norfolk Show 2018

Happy new year from the Royal Norfolk Show team! Planning for the 2018 Royal Norfolk Show is well and truly underway and we wanted to keep you updated on our exciting plans for this year. November saw the formal launch of the 156th Royal Norfolk Show at our preview event held at the Sainsbury Centre… Read more »

Norfolk Students inspired by global farming conference

Norfolk students inspired by global farming conference, thanks to Bidwells and RNAA Two promising Norfolk farming students attended farming’s most important industry event after winning a Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) and Bidwells competition. The 2018 winners of the Norfolk Scholars competition – Helen Reeve (35) and Will Mitchell (28), who both live in Norfolk… Read more »

Trevor Meen

We are very sad to announce the death of a long-serving former head steward of the Royal Norfolk Show and an honorary vice-president of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, Trevor Meen, on Saturday, January 6 2018. Michael Pollitt reflects on Trevor’s long and successful life: For almost 70 years, he was involved with the Royal… Read more »

An evening with Adam Henson

Lloyds Bank’s Farming Ambassador, Adam Henson, is perhaps the best-known farmer in the UK, and the RNAA and Lloyds Bank were delighted to welcome Adam to Norfolk for an exclusive free event at Easton and Otley College on Thursday 30th November 2017. RNAA members and guests enjoyed listening to Adam as he shared his stories about… Read more »