Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Wayland Show - Watton - 2nd August

The annual Wayland Show is one of oldest agricultural events in the country having been held for over 150 years, the first show was in 1857. It is still going strong and attracts crowds of more than 5,000 people to see displays of livestock, fur & feathers. The event also features displays of steam engines, classic cars, vintage tractors, gun dogs, falconry, art, crafts and weavers and spinners will be displaying their techniques. There will also be horse and carriage and helicopter rides. The Capturing Our Wayland Heritage’ project will have a stand at the show, with a display of copies of documents dating from the early years of the show.

8.30 Horse Event
10.00 Gun Dogs
10.25 Cyril the Squirrel
10.50 West Norfolk Foxhounds
11.10 Young Farmers Surprise Competition .
11.35 Classic cars
12.00 Household Cavalry display
12.30 Presentation of Young Achievers Award
12.35 Eagle Heights birds of prey
13.00 Vintage Tractors
13.25 Mid Norfolk Gun Dogs
13.50 Cyril the Squirrel
14.15 Martial Arts Display
14.35 West Norfolk Foxhounds
15.00 Norfolk Young Farmers Surprise Competition
15.25 Presentation of cheque to Macmillan Cancer Support
15.30 Household Cavalry display
16.00 Eagle Heights birds of prey
16.30 Livestock and Horses Champions parade
17.00 Presentation of the “Champion of Champions” award

All profits go to local charities. The Wayland Show Website
Entry prices are: Adults £8, Children £3 (under 5s free) and OAPs £6. Car parking is free.


  1. Hi There,
    As I,m sure you already know, the Wayland Show was held on Sunday the 2nd August 2009 and Caston Camera Club were the official photographers for the event.
    We have compiled over 1000 photos which can be reached through our website at

  2. Hi
    It is wonderful that you have all the show photographs on your website for everyone to see so soon. When this project first started in January I got in touch with your club and asked if we could work together on some projects in the area. The club said it was to busy at the time, I hope that there will be an oppotunity in the future to pool our rescources.

  3. As chairman of Caston Camera Club I really am surprised to read this note of yours regarding us being too busy. I would have imagined that I would have been your contact and I certainly don't recall any such conversation. However, misunderstandings can occur so let me say right now as chair of the most popular club in Norfolk outside of Norwich, with over 70 members, and situated right within the heart of Wayland, we will be delighted to be involved in joint projects - you can't have a better photographic partner than Caston Camera Club - if you would like to see more of our work then visit

  4. Hello Sue,

    Thank you for the link to the Watton & District Photographic Society website. It was good to meet with you again at our first meeting and we look forward to future co-operation with you on Wayland related projects.

    David Ryland
    Competition Secretary.