National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

05 February 2014

Betws yn Rhos YFC reined supreme at the Clwyd county quiz in January beating 17 other teams on the night. 

The popular event involved 100 members who packed out Denbigh Rugby Club for the contest.

It was a closely fought battle, as winning team Betws yn Rhos YFC were only half a point ahead of second place Whitford YFC and third place Llansannan YFC were only a point behind them.

The winners will now go forward to the final at the national AGM in Blackpool in May.

County Organiser Eleri Roberts said:  “We had a really good night and the Quiz master Erfyl Jones kept everyone on their toes with different questions. We wish to thank the Denbigh Rugby Club for their fantastic hospitality once again.”

05 February 2014

After 50 years of pantomimes, Wymondham YFC marked its anniversary year with a special performance of Frankenstein and a presentation of shows from the past five decades.

Frankenstein ran over five nights in January at Wymondham Central Hall and more than 800 people came to see Wymondham’s 50th show. On the afternoon before the final performance, the Club also did a presentation from previous shows during a buffet for advisory members.

The Club has actually rehearsed 52 pantomimes, but two of them had to be cancelled due to foot and mouth outbreaks. Founding Club member Dennis Long, who was renowned for his musical talents, instigated the first pantomime and much of the scenery was produced on his farm in Wreningham.

After years of devotion, other club members have now taken on the task of arranging the productions, with the 50th performance taking four months of planning props, scenery, songs and dancing. 

This year’s story told the tale of an orphan named Heidi whose only friends are her favourite pet dog called Kodak and her workmate Frank .N. Stein. She falls in love with Prince Ludwig and has to escape from the evil Count Dracula. 

Member Luke Wing said: “We hope our pantomimes will be an annual tradition for many years to come, helping YFC members to overcome the fear of public speaking and providing many with the opportunity to build their confidence.

“It takes a lot of effort to produce a pantomime, not just from the producers but from the members, countrysiders, cast, crew, seamstresses, lighting and sound engineers, and front of house volunteers. For 50 years, all of these people have been pulling together to put on shows that have entertained audiences into the hundreds – and that really is something to celebrate.”


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