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Abergele shepherd wins long service award at Royal Welsh Show

A shepherd from Abergele has been given a long service award for spending forty years tending sheep.

Bryn Roberts has been tending sheep for 40 years Credit: ITV Wales

Bryn Roberts looks after some 1000 livestock on a local estate, which also happens to be the place where he's accrued each and every one of his 40 years experience.

"My father was a farmer, my Grandad was a shepherd many years ago...the best thing about the job is the freedom, the quietness up here, it's lovely"

– Bryn Roberts

Bryn was nominated for the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society's Long Service Award by Estate owner Harry Featherstone-Haugh.

"He's managed to survive forty years being here - it's only right that he should be recognised as being a star shepherd, which you know he has been for all that length of time"

– Bryn Roberts

Bryn collected the award on Tuesday afternoon, surrounded by family and colleagues. He plans to spend another two years shepherding on the hills, before enjoying his retirement.

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