EIGHT agricultural workers from across Wales, who together have notched up 350 years of service, will receive a Royal Welsh Agricultural Society Long Service Medal in recognition of their commitment to the agricultural industry at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.
The recipients of this year’s medals are:
John Elwyn Evans, aged 60 of Sarn Bach, Pwllheli, who has worked for J M & J Owen, Towyn, Llanengan for 44 years.
Terry Jones Hughes, aged 68 of Edern, Pwllheli, who has worked for G, J & H J Robyns, Ty’n Llan, Lôn Llan, Edern, Pwllheli for 51 years.
Phillip Andrew Mitchell, aged 55 of Llandaff, who has worked for V J Thomas & Son, Pancross Farm, Llancarfan, Vale of Glamorgan for 40 years.
Hughie Richard Roberts, aged 59 of Moelfre, Ynys Môn, who has worked within the industry for 42 years, most recently for B T & N A Bown, Trewyn, Maenaddwyn, Llanerchymedd for 12 years.
Eirios Thomas, aged 62 of Llanfynydd, who has worked for the Carmarthenshire Federation of Young Farmers Clubs for 41 years.
Mervyn Downing Venn, aged 66 of Llandrindod Wells, who has worked for the Gibson Watt Family, Doldowlod Estate, Llandrindod Wells for 45 years.
William G Williams, aged 73 of Rhiw, Pwllheli, who has worked within the industry for 47 years, most recently for J M & J Owen, Towyn, Llanengan for 30 years.
Gareth Williams, aged 57 of Glyndyfrdwy Denbighshire, who has worked for Lord Newborough, The Rhug Estate, Corwen for 40 years.