A POPULAR country show from Herefordshire has vowed to be back with something for everyone after two years away due to Covid.
The Bromyard Gala, which has been on the town calendar for over 50 years, will return to Burgess Farm, Avenbury on June 25 and 26.
With the restored Vampire dragster that nearly killed the Top Gear presenter in 2006, the Rockwood Dog Display crew and steam traction engines, the Bromyard Gala is gearing up for what it hopes will be a momentous year.
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Vampire, who holds the British land speed record, is now owned by a group of car enthusiasts of the Bromyard region.
“Bromyard Gala, like so many other country shows, has been away for two years and we’re delighted to announce that now, in 2022, it’s back with something for everyone,” a spokesperson said. Gala.
Steam traction engines are a big draw for visitors
“A lot of work has been done behind the scenes and we are delighted to welcome Legges (who doesn’t enjoy Anthony’s food?) and Hobsons Brewery to the Gala grounds.
“Hobson will even bring his own Gala beer, something all beer drinkers look forward to.”
In the main arena there will be birds and animals from Trevor Hill, and dotted across the fields will be classic cars, caravans, vintage tractors and the working area showing farm machinery from days gone by.
The work area shows old farm equipment
Rachel Freeman and her group Everybody Dance will make their first visit to Bromyard, a group that aims to inspire, explore and create great dance experiences with people with and without disabilities of all ages in unexpected spaces.
“Entries for the classic car section are pouring in and for the car fans among you, we have The Vampire visiting us,” the spokesperson added.
“You may remember this was the car in which TV presenter Richard Hammond nearly lost his life in 2006.
“Fortunately, Richard is still with us, as is the recently restored Vampire – if you’ve never seen him, expect to be amazed.”
Simon Tyler working on his 1884 steam engine Lord Burrell at the Gala in 2017
Another novelty this year, a darts competition will take place on Saturday 25 June. The series will take place during the day with the grand finale in the evening.
“Our crafts section will be up and running so you all have the opportunity to be creative in different ways, wine making, canning, photography and a fantastic range of opportunities for kids to take part in lots of activities,” they said .
“Keeping the theme creative, we also welcome Bromyard’s Got Talent. We all recognize that there is a wide variety of talent at Bromyard and this is our opportunity to showcase yours.
“Open to all ages, dust off your tap shoes, break out those instruments and hone your vocal chords – who knows where it might take you.”
A David Brown tractor on parade in the main arena in 2017
On Saturday June 18 there will also be the Gala Quix at the Falcon Hotel in Bromyard, tickets cost £7 and include a buffet. Tickets can be booked by calling the hotel on 01885 483034.
Tickets for the two-day Bromyard Gala can be purchased on the day or in advance on its websiteor from the Conquest Theater in Tenbury Road on Saturday June 11 or June 18 between 10:30 a.m. and noon.
“The Gala has been away for a long time, please come help us celebrate their return,” they said.
Anyone interested in becoming a steward should call 01885 483387 or email [email protected]