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Thousands of people flocked to Builth Wells today, Monday (Jul 24) as the Royal Welsh Show got underway. Hundreds of stalls lined the avenues offering everything from milkshakes to combine harvesters. The week has started off well in glorious sunshine. Llanelli Online caught up with a large number of people from Llanelli and Carmarthen attending the show including the Chairman of Carmarthenshire County Council Irfon Jones. He said that he was enjoying the show and that the County Council was doing everything it could to support farming.

Also attending the show was First Minister Carwyn Jones. He told Llanelli Online that there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding Brexit and quipped that he wouldn’t have much to do if it wasn’t for Brexit. On a serious note he said that he was optimistic for farming in Wales and that the Welsh Assembly Government would like the Westminster Government to do its bit in supporting farmers in Wales. You can view the full interview here soon.

Businesses were doing brisk trade as what looked like the most of Wales descended on the town. There wasn’t a B & B to be had and all camp sites appeared to be full. Llanelli Online had to up sticks and suffer the splendour of the Eagles Inn at Rhayader, a charming period pub serving real ale and home cooked food. It may not be newsworthy but we were lucky enough to bag a room. Our advice is that if you are thinking of attending the show make sure you phone ahead and check for places to stay. Tel 01597810400 website: theeaglesinn.co.uk

 

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