THE HISTORY OF ASHOVER SHOW

 
 
 

Welcome to the Ashover Show 
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WELCOME TO THE 2020 ASHOVER SHOW!

This year will see the 
89th Ashover Show
however the Ashover Agricultural and Horticultural Society can trace its origins back to 1924.  We are proud to offer you a traditional country show which has something to entertain every member of your family.


LIVESTOCK CLASSESLIGHT HORSE CLASSESHORTICULTURE CLASSES - DOG SHOWCRAFT TENT - VINTAGE TRACTORS AND STATIONARY ENGINES - FOOD MARQUEE - VINTAGE CARSATTRACTIONS FOR ALL OF THE FAMILY

NEWS!!!!

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Grand Charity Auction at Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre on

Saturday 9th November 2019 at 7pm

to raise funds for the show,  following several wet show days.
Lots so far include:-VIP box at Derby County; Days shooting; a weeks tractor
hire;  helicopter ride.


MANY MORE TO ADD!
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER NEWS!

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GRAND PARADE; ASHOVER BRASS BAND;

 CHILDRENS' RIDES; TUG OF WAR; WIDE VARIETY OF TRADE STANDS 

WATCH FOR DETAILS OF SPECIAL AWARDS FOR OUR NEW AND VALUED JUNIOR MEMBERS!

ASHOVER AGRICULTURAL & HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY LTD - RAISING FUNDS FOR THE ASHOVER SHOW

ASHOVER SHOW – A BRIEF HISTORY


1924       Inaugural meeting of local farmers and leading village figures to establish   
               an Agricultural Show.

1925       16th September – 1st Ashover Show on the Rectory Fields

 1927       Show relocated to Eastwood Hall Farm

1928       Show returns to Rectory Fields where it has remained ever since.

1932       First Grand Parade of prizewinning livestock

1939-45 Show suspended during wartime

1946       George Robinson appointed as the first Show Manager

1952       Show held without livestock due to Foot & Mouth disease

1997       Fire on the Showground on the night before the Show

1998       The Show Society became a Limited Liability Company

1999       Show moved to Tuesday because of Health and Safety fears surrounding a
               total eclipse of the sun on the Wednesday

 2001       Show cancelled due to Foot & Mouth disease outbreak

                A barbeque and social night held at Gordon Wardman’s Greenhills Farm at

                 Matlock helped to raise funds to support the show which had already
                committed  expenditure in booking equipment for the Show
2007       Show went ahead without cattle or sheep due to another outbreak of Foot
              &  Mouth disease

2015       Show Council manage to acquire approximately half of the Rectory Fields

ASHOVER SHOWGROUND (THE RECTORY FIELDS)

The Show Council which manages and organises Ashover Show each year were shocked to learn that the owners of the Rectory Fields were intending to sell them by tender. An enormous amount of work was then undertaken by the Show Directors who put together a substantial bid for all of the land.

This was however only partially successful as they were out-bid for approximately half of the land but some 12 acres were acquired consisting of those fields where horse boxes and light horses , the main ring, dog show and poultry tent are positioned.

The remainder of the site was bought by other parties but we have been able to secure the Show for the foreseeable future thanks to the generosity of the new owner.  The Show Committee and members are of course extremely grateful for the past generous support of the Hounsfield family for making the site available for the Show over very many years.

The Show society now holds a substantial part of the Show site but relies entirely on the good will of our neighbours in making land available for car parking and much of the Show itself.  2014-15 taught us that we should never take for granted that enormous element of goodwill without which Ashover Show could not go ahead.

 
 
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