Milestone year is marked by Glendale Agricultural Society

The Glendale Agricultural Society (GAS) will hold its AGM on Tuesday, April 24 at the Tankerville Arms Hotel, Wooler, at 7.30pm.

Friday, 20th April 2018, 2:19 pm
The Tankerville Arms

The AGM rounds off what has been a fantastic year which celebrated and marked the Society’s 125th anniversary.

Over the last 12 months, a number of initiatives were held to mark the milestone.

At this year’s Glendale Show, GAS teamed up with sawmill, A & J Scott Ltd, and presented 125 Glendale school children with oak saplings to take home. The show was a huge success and saw the launch of the Glendale Agricultural Society Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to Sue Burston.

The annual Children’s Countryside Day highlighted to 1,500 children the changes to farming, the countryside and rural life over the last 125 years.

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To round off the year, a well attended 125th anniversary dinner dance was held.

Rachael Tait, secretary for GAS, said: “We have had a tremendous year in terms of marking the Society’s important milestone and during the AGM we will review the highlights of the year.”

“The area of Glendale itself is relatively small, however in terms of what the area produces, there really is a range of globally recognised brands, with many products being exported throughout the world. That is why we have chosen ‘Living off the Land’ as our theme this year.”

GAS has over 300 members, many of whom give an enormous amount of their time to help organise and steward at the area’s two key rural events, the Children’s Countryside Day and the Glendale Show. It also promotes a programme of its own events throughout the year including quizzes and social evenings.

For further details see the society website on To join as a member please contact the Glendale Agricultural Society on 01668 283868 or email