Moreton Show celebrates 70th year

Sybil Ruscoe.

MORETON Show celebrates its 70th anniversary this year having first welcomed visitors in 1949.

The inaugural Moreton Show was the biggest event ever to have been held in the north Cotswolds attracting 2,000 visitors to the showground on the Batsford Estate. It has continued to grow ever since with more than 20,000 people coming through the gates for last year’s show.

Show chairman, Ed Hicks said: “This year is a real milestone for Moreton Show, which we want to celebrate. It’s important, when farming is facing a new agricultural revolution to celebrate the wonderful work done over 70 years by our society.”

The formation of Moreton-in-Marsh and District Agricultural and Horse Show Society was the catalyst for staging the annual show that exists today.

To mark the anniversary, television and radio presenter, Sybil Ruscoe is guest speaker at a special dinner next month on Saturday, 2nd February. Tickets for the dinner are available by calling the Moreton Show office on 01608 651908 or emailing

The actual show takes place on Saturday, 7th September.

  • 1jamessmith1

    Given that the article is supposed to be about the Moreton show, looking at the photo which Moreton do we refer to, please? I used to live at Moreton in the marsh, it doesn’t look like any where I recognize. Where are the train station, Budgeons or the Tuesday street market or the Fire service college or the local Hill billies?

  • Bob Jay

    I think it is safe to assume that as the article refers to a lady called Sybil Ruscoe (Apparently off the TV) and the photo is captioned “Sybil Ruscoe” that the picture shows a picture of Sybil Ruscoe?
    As for “Moreton in the marsh”, I have no idea where that is, and neither does Google although as the article is in the Stratford Herald, a paper serving Stratford-on-Avon and surrounding areas, that it (The article) refers to Moreton-in-Marsh, (A village in the Cotswolds without the ‘the’ but with a capital M.). I hope that helps?

    • 1jamessmith1

      Bob even though the article is meant to be about 70 years of the moreton show, it is to much to expect a picture of the Moreton show or the village that hosts it?