His Royal Highness The Prince Philp, Duke of Edinburgh
KG, KT, OM, GBE, QSO
1921 – 2021
President of the Royal East Berks Agricultural Association 1989
The President, Committee and Members of the Association express our sadness on the death of His Royal Highness and sympathy to our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, and The Royal Family.
Among the Duke’s many interests was his involvement and knowledge he had in agriculture, and he has been closely involved with the Association for many years. He honoured us with his presence at the show in1953 and many of us can recall the year 1989 when he honoured us by becoming our President as the Association celebrated 150 years. We enjoyed an anniversary party in the grounds of Frogmore and many times were privileged to hold our annual ploughing match in the grounds of Windsor Great Park, where His Royal Highness took a personal interest in our activities. The number of Royal East Berks prizes that have been won by the Royal Farms at Windsor is testament to his interest and skill. One of the most keenly-contested of our annual Association competitions is the Duke of Edinburgh Award for Nature Conservation. Last year the Association organised a Tractor Run which proceeded from the outskirts of Maidenhead into Windsor and then travelled along the Long Walk concluding at the York Club. This event raised a very large sum of money for a local charity and everyone taking part was greatly touched that we were granted permission to be allowed to do this.
He will be greatly missed by the Association and around the world.
Welcome to the Royal East Berkshire Agricultural Association, which has promoted excellence in farming for 180 years.
For the encouragement of deserving craftsmen, and for awarding Prizes for skills in Agricultural pursuits and for the betterment of agriculture generally.
Ploughing Match and Show
166th Annual Ploughing Match & Dog Show
The 2019 Show was held at Stubbings Farm, Burchetts Green by kind permission of our President, Colin Rayner, and his family.
Unfortunately due to torrential rain in the days before the show and on the day, the ground was too wet for the tractor ploughing to take place, but the horse ploughing and other attractions went ahead as planned.
Domestic & Dog Show
Thank you to all our sponsors.
© Royal East Berkshire Agricultural Association 2019