Young farmers’ club is the oldest in the land!

From left: Michael Jones, Angela Jones, William Gulliver, Cloe Wesley, Eric Kimble
From left: Michael Jones, Angela Jones, William Gulliver, Cloe Wesley, Eric Kimble

It’s official - Buckingham Young Farmers’ Club (YFC) is the oldest of its kind in the country!

And to mark this historic milestone club members past and present attended the club’s annual dinner and dance at Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club on Saturday.

Buckingham YFC chairman Will Gulliver said: “It was a great success. We had 100 people join us in the celebrations at Whittlebury Golf Club, including members from Newport Pagnell Young Farmers’ Club, Princes Risborough Young Farmers’ Club and ex-members from Buckingham YFC.”

During the evening tributes were also paid to Jimmy Jones, who had been a lifetime member of Buckingham YFC and a great supporter of the National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, who had recently passed away.

Mr Jones had recently donated a sum of money to be used to provide an educational fund for the club. Cash collected at his funeral was added to this giving a total of £1,800 which was presented to Mr Gulliver by Mr Jones’ wife Angela.

Paying tribute, Mr Gulliver said: “Jimmy Jones was a great ambassador and great ‘go to’ man for the club.”

Mrs Jones was also on hand to present the newly-created Jimmy Jones Award for outstanding contribution and inspiration to Buckingham YFC.

The recipent was named on the night as Cloe Wesley, the club’s secretary, in recognition of her work for the club in general and in particular in organising both the 90th birthday celebrations and New Year’s Eve party to be held at Towcester Racecourse.

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