The very good news is that, although Bishton Hall is unable to accommodate the show next year, we are very proud to have been invited to hold Wool@J13 2024 in the lovely grounds of The Heritage, directly opposite the Hall at Bishton.
The Heritage is owned by the renowned Stafford Northcote family, former owners of Bishton Hall itself from 1946 when it became the new home of St Bede’s School up until when the Hall was sold in 2018. The well connected family retain a passion for education and has vast experience in running events of this nature.
The site to be used is large enough to accommodate all that we need for a festival atmosphere, with easy access for both vehicles and boats (the Trent & Mersey canal runs directly alongside the site), a very even ground formerly in use as a cricket pitch, a superb cricket pavilion and a backdrop of roses. We hope that our visitors and exhibitors will be treated to a sensory spectacle in the blooming month of June in 2024.
Bishton Ponies, home to a riding school which does incredible work with special needs and excluded children, is also located right by the site entrance and will be involved in next year’s show. More details to follow.
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming Wool@J13 to The Heritage,” says Hilary Stafford Northcote. “We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for the weather and we are more than happy to do our part in helping to make the show another great success.”