Just a little reminder that the next event on the Monty calendar is the AGM on Wednesday 3rd and the Open Day on Thursday 4th September to be held in Ellesmere, Shropshire.
The meeting of the AGM itself will be held at The Boathouse in Ellesmere at 6.30pm on the 3rd September and as in previous years will involve a three course meal. The cost of the meal being £25 per head. (www.ellesmereboathouse.co.uk)
The boathouse is located alongside the mere as you leave Ellesmere on the A495 heading for Shrewsbury. The postcode is SY12 0PA
If you could please let me know by Monday 25th August if you are going to attend the meeting I would be grateful, so I can confirm numbers with the Boathouse for the meal.
Thursday 4th September will involve a farm visit to the Brista Herd of Peter and Fiona Bridge, Stanwardine Hall, Ellesmere. A herd established in 2003, that features both pure and cross bred animals. Both Peter and Fiona have been heavily involved in the Montbeliarde UK Society since its formation and the visit presents the opportunity to see another herd that is succeeding with the Montbeliarde breed.
As always we hope as many members as possible will be able to attend to make the AGM as successful as it has been in previous years.
Accommodation for the AGM is available in two places, both are within very easy walking distance of the Boathouse.
Mereside Farm, Ellesmere, SY12 0PA
The Red Lion Coaching Inn, Ellesmere SY12 0HD.
It is up to you to ring direct to book your own accommodation, although rooms have been reserved at both. When booking please quote Montbeliarde UK. Mereside Farm is a Bed and Breakfast that comes highly recommended by the Bridges but the choice is yours! The rooms vary in cost between £45 and £65.
Once again if I could remind you to let me know if you are attending the AGM by Monday 25th August and hope to meet as many of you as possible in Shropshire.
Directions to Stanwardine Hall
From Ellesmere: Follow the A495 which becomes the A528 towards Shrewsbury for approximately 5 miles into the village of Cockshutt. Take the second turning on the right next to a thatched cottage. This road is signposted Weston and Bagley.
From Shrewsbury: Follow the A528 towards Ellesmere turning left, still on the A528 just after the Bridgwater Arms pub in Harmer Hill. Continue for approximately 5 miles into the village of Cockshutt. Take the first turning by a thatched cottages signposted Weston and Bagley.
Follow this road for exactly one mile and Stanwardine Hall is on your right.
Sarah Liddle (Secretary) 07710 795585 / 01325 718778