Farmers challenged to hold Trafalgar Weekend celebrations

UK - Farmers have been challenged to get involved with celebrations to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar over the weekend of Oct 21-23.

The idea is that beacons will be lit across the land, church bells will ring, and festivities will take place on farms, in homes, hotels, pubs, schools, and villages and towns.

Members of the Royal Family – including HM The Queen - are to play a leading role in the celebrations by lighting beacons across the country - one after another -on the evening of Trafalgar Day (21 Oct).

Farming organisations including the NFU, Women’s Food and Farming Union, Young Farmers Club, Country Land and Business Association, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution and Farmers Union of Wales are all supporting the event.

They have welcomed the fact that the nation is being urged to support local farmers and growers, by celebrating with local produce and regional specialities, providing a “true taste of Britain”.

The Trafalgar Weekend challenge, with a £500 prize to hold a black-tie dinner party in a unique location, has already been taken up by WFU president Gillian van der Meer.

Source: FWi
calendar icon 10 October 2005
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