Visitors reflect on 70 years of Tockwith show triumph

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NAWN 1508021AM Tockwith Show. (1508021AM)
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A busy day of competitions, displays and activities – coupled with good weather – made the 70th anniversary of Tockwith Show a memorable event.

As well as the usual popular mix of attractions, a special display of 1940s memorabilia proved a real draw for the crowds, helping visitors of all ages to look back through time to when Tockwith Show first took place.

NAWN 1508021AM15 Tockwith Show. Tockwith Show. Friends Henry Hall(4) and Alex Wilkin(5) keep an eye on their sheep. Picture : Adrian Murray.   (1508021AM15)

NAWN 1508021AM15 Tockwith Show. Tockwith Show. Friends Henry Hall(4) and Alex Wilkin(5) keep an eye on their sheep. Picture : Adrian Murray. (1508021AM15)

Families crowded into the Discovery Zone to learn willow weaving with Yorkshire Hurdles, and to get crafty with wool with guidance from York Feltmakers.

As ever, the Farmers’ Market marquee was filled with visitors eager to sample local produce.

Lisa Chasney, chairman of Tockwith and District Agricultural Society (TADAS), said: “It was a truly fantastic day and a very fitting way to celebrate our 70th anniversary.

“The memorabilia from the Hesketh Collection was fascinating, and a great reminder of the roots of our show. While we celebrated our history, it was lovely to be able to look at the thriving show in 2015 and see so many people of all ages taking part in so many different ways.

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NAWN 1508021AM Tockwith Show. (1508021AM)

“We had some wonderful entries in our classes, not least in the new children’s horticultural competition, and the President’s Auction at the end of the day proved very popular, so we were able to raise lots of money for Macmillan Cancer Support.”

The results from all the classes will be posted on the show’s website, www.tockwithshow.org.uk, soon. For more information about the show, or to join TADAS, see the website or email secretary@tockwithshow.org.uk.

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NAWN 1508021AM6 Tockwith Show. Grace Thompson on Oliver Twist.  (1508021AM6)

NAWN 1508021AM6 Tockwith Show. Grace Thompson on Oliver Twist. (1508021AM6)