Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show

Peter Miller has received the following from Ray Long with regard to this year’s Gillingham & Shaftesbury Show.  If anyone would like to take their bike to this event, it is suggested you get in touch directly with Ray who can be reached via

Dear Peter,

I hope that you are well and have survived the worst of the pandemic.

We were in contact over a year ago about having a motorbike display at the Gillingham & Shaftesbury Agricultural Show. I am organising a car display again and have been asked if I can also set up a bike display.

The Show will be on for two days (18 & 19th August) and I am looking for around 20 bikes each day. Ideally, the organisers want a similar number each day and not 20 one day and 2 the other. Each rider would receive a free entry ticket to the show and would need to provide their name, address, email, phone no. in advance. Details of their bikes i.e. Year, make and model would also be helpful.  

I realise that the weather on the day will play a part.

If you feel that this would not work for your group can you give me contact details for any other reasonably local groups.

With best wishes,


Author: Paul Wirdnam

Strangely addicted to Ariel motorcycles from the '20s, 30s and 40s.

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