Halifax Show has for many years brought you some of the biggest and most entertaining showground and main ring attraction that you probably have not seen locally before – and 2018 plans to keep with this tradition.
Full details of Attractions and Entertainment at Halifax Show 2018 will be posted here by the end of July.
But here are the announcements so far…
THE SHEEP SHOW
THE SHEEP SHOW is EDU-tainment at its best. A live stage show offering up to 4 x 30 minute shows a day, appearing at over 120 outdoor shows throughout the country from the Orkney Isles to the Royal Cornwall. Presented in humorous kiwi style the show introduces us to 9 different breeds of sheep, each with a story to tell and are welcomed on to the stage by their own theme tune.
‘Lenny the Lincoln Long wool’ arrives to a great Bob Marley tune (very apt for a sheep that has natural dread locks). We are then given a very informative shearing display and learn more about wool. However, just to add to this already humorous but educational show, the sheep then do The Sheep Show Shuffle, Yes Dancing sheep.
THE ROCKWOOD HOUNDS
The Rockwood Harriers were established in 1868 by Walter Norton of Denby Dale. They presently trail hunt the West Yorkshire area with some country on the Eastern side on loan from the Badsworth Hunt. They are bounded by Huddersfield, Mirfield, Horbury, Barnsley, Stocksbridge, Holmfirth & Bretton.
They dress in the traditional harrier colour of hunting green with members wearing the ‘old gold collar’ exclusive to this hunt. The kennels presently have 25 1/2 couple of hounds and are based at Blacker Farm, Emley, Huddersfield. At the show Joe Carby, Derry Wells and Peter Downs will be parading the hounds. Joe is the current Huntsman, Derry is the Kennelman in charge of the hounds at kennels and Peter is a whipper in who all work together on a hunting day.
THE YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE
Watch the helicopters land, then see them up close, meet the crews, and see the work that the team does.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire. The service is operational seven days a week, 365 days a year. The Charity currently attend over 1,000 incidents a year, an average of 4 incidents every single day. Last year they treated 1067 patients at scene and carried 599 of those to hospital for emergency treatment.
The YAA currently operates two helicopters – one based at Nostell Air Support Unit, near Wakefield and the other at RAF Topcliffe, near Thirsk. To keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air, the YAA needs to raise £12,000 every single day, which is the equivalent of £4.4m a year. The generosity that they receive really is the life blood of the Charity.
The charity was set up in 2000 and with the addition of the second air ambulance in October 2007, the YAA now operate our own Dedicated Air Desk for rapid dispatch of their helicopters to an incident. The swift medical interventions provided by their air ambulance crews have a major impact on a patient’s chance of survival and subsequent quality of life.
In September 2016, the Charity took delivery of a new state-of-the-art Airbus H145 helicopter. This was shortly followed by a second H145 in December 2016. The latest generation aircraft has a larger cabin and will give paramedics a much more modern medical fit-out to treat and transport often critically injured patients. Replacing the current fleet will ensure the continuation of a state-of-the-art air ambulance service for the people of Yorkshire for the next 25 years.
To find out how you can donate to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, please visit www.yaa.org.uk.