Colchester and Suffolk Poultry Club (CSPC)
Tendring Egg Show Saturday 8th July 2023
At Lawford House Park, Nr Manningtree, CO11 2ND
A warm welcome to all members and their guests.
This show is open to members and non-members alike.
The club is running a special offer of £1 entries up to £10/10 entries, for which you will
receive one free show pass!
Please don't forget to enclose a stamped addressed envelope for your show passes to be sent to you in advance of the show.
We look forward to seeing many of you there!
If you have any questions about showing eggs, or would like more
information about the club, please don't hesitate to contact me.
We hold several Colchester and Suffolk Poultry Club poultry shows each year.
CSPC Shows are usually held at Norton Village Hall IP3 3LE, but always check latest infomation:
NB: No live poultry in exhibitions at Agricultural Shows for 2023
Unfortunately, due to ongoing Avian Influenza concerns, we have
been unable to show or display live birds in 2023.
In a 'normal' year, the club will be in our usual Poultry Tent at the Agricultural Shows listed below.
Please visit websites for further information:
PLEASE CHECK information nearer the time:
The South Suffolk Show Sunday early May.
The Hadleigh Show Saturday mid May.
Essex Young Farmers Sunday mid May.
The Suffolk Show mid week May / beginning June.
Tendring 100 Show Saturday in July.
If you are looking for stock or hatching eggs please:
Contact one of our advertisers in 'The Hen Pen' or put a request on the NEW (members only) CSPC club Facebook Page
or the open club Facebook page.
Bird flu is most likely to be a problem in migration season, spring and autumn. We need to stay vigilant.
UK Health Security Agency, formerly Public Health England (PHE), advises that the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency advises that avian influenzas pose a very low food safety risk for UK consumers. Properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat.
For more information please visit the DEFRA website.
About the Club
The club's aim is to promote and encourage poultry keeping as a worthwhile hobby, for the enjoyment of the whole family.
Our goals are to increase peoples awareness of the benefits of keeping poultry, to encourage new poultry keepers of all ages, and to offer support and information to new and established poultry keepers alike.
Many breeds of poultry are on the decline, once they are gone we will lose a large part of our agricultural heritage. It is estimated that five breeds a year are lost. East Anglia has three breeds associated with its counties. The Norfolk Grey (originally called the 'Black Maria') which is making a steady come back. The Ixworth of Suffolk which is not doing so well and the Golden Essex, which is now extinct and can never be brought back. Small backyard breeders are the backbone of keeping breeds of non commercial poultry going for the future. Through our shows, exhibitions and education we try to encourage people to keep poultry in their own garden. Like many clubs, the Colchester Poultry Club is run by (busy!) volunteers. We aim to provide encouragement to those wanting to take up this worthwhile hobby.
Becoming a member entitles you to discounts on feed, accessories, and medicines at supporting stockist's in East Anglia. There are discounts on Show Entry fees plus a free magazine produced approximately twice a year.