Welcome to the Ashover Show
WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST 2019
THE RECTORY FIELDS ASHOVER
DERBYSHIRE S45 0BA
WELCOME TO THE 2019 ASHOVER SHOW!
This year will see the
88th 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 CLASSES - LIGHT HORSE CLASSES - HORTICULTURE CLASSES - DOG SHOWCRAFT TENT - VINTAGE TRACTORS AND STATIONARY ENGINES - FOOD MARQUEE - VINTAGE CARSATTRACTIONS FOR ALL OF THE FAMILY
TO HELP RAISE FUNDS TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF THE CAR PARK A ONE OFF RAFFLE IS BEING HELD. TICKETS ARE ON SALE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SHOW DAY. WE HAVE SOME GREAT PRIZES KINDLY DONATED BY
Derbyshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers
Mrs M Wardle
Queens Park Sports Centre
R N Golden
The Barley Mow
THE SHOW HAS BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE ONE OF THE EXISTING CAR PARKS WE CURRENTLY RENT EACH YEAR. THIS WILL FURTHER SECURE THE FUTURE OF THE SHOW!
A SPECIALIST EVENT MANGEMENT COMPANY HAS BEEN CONTRACTED TO ORGANISE THE TRAFFIC FLOW AND CAR PARKING ON SHOW DAY.
THE SHOW JUMPING ARENA WILL BE VIEWED FROM THE MEMBERS' MARQUEE
THE CENTRE RING TIMETABLE WILL RUN THROUGHOUT THE DAY WITH NO GAPS!
LIVESTOCK PRIZE MONEY WILL BE PAID OUT ON THE DAY
WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER NEWS!
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.