Todmorden Show History
The first Todmorden Agricultural Show was held in 1870
Centre Vale Park 1912-2015
The Vale of Todmorden Agricultural Society Shows 1870-1892
Here’s a report from The Todmorden News & Advertiser September 1877:
Vale of Todmorden Agricultural Show Saturday Sept 1st 1877
The 8th Annual Show of the Vale of Todmorden Agricultural Society was held at Sandholme. The entries numbered 1,070 as compared with 1,178 in the previous year, and 1,234 (a record) in 1875. Luncheon was provided at the Rope & Anchor Inn for about 100 persons. Mr. A.G. Eastwood presided in the absence of the President. The prizes offered amounted to about £400, of which £63 was presented to the Society in the shape of cups and other special prizes. The receipt at the gate and grandstand amounted to £237. 7s. 9d., and the number of persons who paid for admission was about 5,600, subscribers and exhibitors bringing up the number present to a total of 7,000. One novel class was for the oldest man and horse, and the aggregate age of the winning pair was 114 years and 9 months, the man being 87 years and 9 months and the horse 27 years.