2023 Show President
Robert and Cynthia Folkard welcomed you to the 115th Orsett Show. We were both born in East Tilbury Village and Rob started his farm working when he went to work on the Osborne’s Farm back in the mid 1950s. Rob worked firstly for Lou Osborne and then Ray Osborne who was a stalwart of the Orsett Show for many, many years.
It was whilst working for the Osborne’s that Rob became involved with the Orsett Show, initially helping on the agricultural side but, as is inevitable, we both became involved in many different and varied ways over the years. Rob eventually took on the role of Ground Controller which entailed many hours ordering fencing, marquees and getting the site ready for Show Day.
We both understand how many hours of planning and effort it takes to get to Show Day and just how many people give so freely of their time to ensure all the visitors have a great experience. Orsett Show will always be special to us. It is a mixture of historical traditions and 21st century life. It is so good to be able to offer visitors the opportunity to browse round the various marquees – Horticulture, Agriculture, Hobbies and Handicrafts and Schools to name just a few and is a great day for Families.
We are so pleased that our Son shares our love of the Show and has followed in his Father’s footsteps and delighted to say that our Son and Granddaughter have never missed a show.
We both wish you a very enjoyable day at the Show.