Memorabilia call from show

wet  Lucy Holmewood riding Springcroft Laurence at Tockwith Show.  090801M1a.
wet Lucy Holmewood riding Springcroft Laurence at Tockwith Show. 090801M1a.
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A special community project is being planned as Tockwith Show prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary this summer.

Tockwith and District Agricultural Society (TADAS) is calling for help to put together a display reflecting life in Tockwith in the year it was founded, 1945.

TADAS secretary Steve Ross said: “We’re planning a number of celebrations to mark our 70th anniversary, which is a significant milestone in our history.

“This is something we hope the whole community can help us with.

“Many people have boxes of old photographs and souvenirs stashed in the attic, or pictures of family members from many decades ago around the house.

“We’ve already got an old show schedule from 1954, and it is interesting to see what has changed and how many of the traditional elements of the show are still with us today.

“We’d love to speak to anyone who has items we could have, borrow or copy as part of our display.

“We’re not just looking for show memorabilia – we’d like to create a picture of what society was like at the time the show began.”

From photos, maps, newspaper articles and letters to ration books, clothing and recipes, the collection will feature anything relating to Tockwith from 1945 onwards.

The organisers are also keen to hear from anyone who has any show-related memorabilia, such as show schedules, from previous years.

Tockwith Show was founded as a purely horticultural event.

Contact Steve at spross32@aol.com or call 07976 268012.