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The Game Fair 21/07/2022

The Game Fair

29th – 31st July The annual gathering of people who are passionate about the great British countryside is nearly upon us – The Game Fair.  We’ve been attending this event since the early 1970’s and it’s one we look forward to every year. There’s so much to see and do, from traditional craft demonstrations through to all manner of country pursuits. Head on down to the Brocklehursts Stand, No. D054. You’ll find everything you need for that perfect country look. As one of Barbour’s official stockists at the Game Fair,... Read More

GYS-Stand-No 07/07/2022

Great Yorkshire Show

We’re at the halfway point in our show calendar and the next stop is one of our favourites – the Great Yorkshire Show. My Father first attended the Great Yorkshire Show back in the late sixties and we’ve been going ever since, with the exception of the Foot & Mouth outbreak in 2001 and, of course, Covid. Originally held over three days, the Great Yorkshire is now a four-day event – cementing its position as the premier agricultural show. The Great Yorkshire Show holds some very fond memories and the... Read More

Lincolnshire Show Stand No. 5-01 17/06/2022

We’re heading East!

This Sunday the advanced party will be setting off for the Lincolnshire Showground, to set up our stand for the Lincolnshire Show, with the rest of the team following a few days later. The Lincolnshire Show holds special memories for us here at Brocklehursts. It’s another show that we first attended as my father visited many farmers in the area. There’s also another reason why we really enjoy the Lincolnshire Show – the Red Arrows are stationed down the road and we get to see them practice as we’re setting... Read More

South of England Stand Number H1 08/06/2022

We’re Venturing Down South

We’re off on our longest journey of the show season this week, to the South of England showground at Ardingly, West Sussex. Destination the South of England Show:  Friday 10th – Sunday 12th June. It’s a long drive but it doesn’t take anywhere near the time it took on our first venture to the South of England Show back in 1970. In those days, my father had an ex-army K9 with a maximum speed of 45 mph and there was no such thing as the M25, so he had to... Read More

Staffordshire County Show 26/05/2022

Next Stop – Staffordshire County Show

Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd June 2022 For the third stop on our summer show itinerary, we’re heading to the neighbouring county of Staffordshire for the County Show. We have fond memories of the Staffordshire County Show, with our first appearance back in the late Sixties. My father started the business back in 1965 travelling to local farms in his trusted Land Rover and one way of staying connected with all his customers was to attend their local agricultural show, so he took a stand at the Staffordshire County Show.... Read More

Brocklehursts Stand No. A1 12/05/2022

Back on home turf – Chatsworth Horse Trials

With the first show under our belts, we’re back on home turf this week at Chatsworth Horse Trials, starting this Friday, 13th May until Sunday 15th May. As we are prepping the stand here at Chatsworth it’s pouring down but the forecast for the three days is looking good – dry, sunny intervals and a gentle breeze – fingers crossed! You’ll find us at Stand A1, which is an enviable position between the scoreboard and the organisers’ office, so you can’t miss us. We’ll be showcasing top brands like Ariat,... Read More

Badminton-Stand-No 29/04/2022

Show Season – First Stop Badminton

The lorries are loaded and ready to roll, we’re off to Badminton Horse Trials. Always the first in the Brocklehursts Show calendar and one of our favourites. This year our stand number is 84 but you’ll find us in the usual position by the scoreboard, a place we’ve occupied for the last 30 years. We’re excited to be bringing with us top brands like the new season Barbour, everything from check shirts and quilts to classic wax jackets. We’ll also have Schoffel with us, although this year the iconic fleeces... Read More

Brocklehursts Show Stand 14/04/2022

Signs that Spring is here

There are lots of indicators that Spring is once again upon us – daffodils, lambs leaping about the fields full of life, birds nest building but one sure fire way we can tell it’s Spring here at Brocklehursts is the arrival of the Show Unit lorries and all their paraphernalia. The pace in the warehouse picks up a gear with the arrival of new stock, cabinets and signage for use on the stand. We’ve been attending shows around the country since my father started the business back in the early... Read More

Show unit 01/07/2021

Great Yorkshire Show goes ahead!

Finally I have a show to go to, the Great Yorkshire show goes ahead – Tuesday 13th to Friday 16th July, and four days for the first time in history! So the loading and preparations begin and from a standing start I have a fortnight to be open and ready for business in a field near Harrogate. As the pictures below tell a story, the weather and visitors on the day will tell if it has been a success or not…..

JAB-Land-Rover-and-Caravan 01/07/2021

Shows 2021

Since father (John Brocklehurst) started Brocklehursts in 1965 we have always attended various summer shows, even Foot and Mouth outbreaks only curtailed part of that years calendar. Sadly 2020 was the first year on record when we were not able to travel to any shows, and at the time of writing the 2021 season may be affected in the same way. We are hoping there is light at the end of the tunnel with the Great Yorkshire Show hoping to run in July (13th to 16th inc.). Thereafter others may... Read More