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Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme and Woodford Agricultural and Horticultural Society
Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme and Woodford Agricultural and Horticultural Society
1932-2001
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This collection comprises of Records created in the administration of the society i.e. minute books and membership records. Also, there are a collection of items that were circulated between the members of the society i.e. AGM materials, schedules, programmes of talks and invites. The society hosted the Bramhall Open Show every year, this created many records to do with managing the organisation of the show, as well as records that were printed for use at the show i.e. programmes, invitations, and prize cards. The collection contains both sets of records as well as a group of newspaper cuttings commentating on the show throughout its history.
Title:
Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme and Woodford Agricultural and Horticultural Society
Date of work:
1932-2001
Reference number:
D2023
Level of description:
Fonds
Type of materials:
Textual material
Custodial history:
A meeting of seven local men was held at the home of Mr Thomas Addeyman on October 29th 1888 ‘to discuss the desirability of holding a show’. The first Bramhall and Woodford District Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Show was held in one of Thomas Addeyman’s fields the following August. In due course its name changed to its present form and the scope of the show broadened to include cattle, horses, pigs, dogs, birds and rabbits. In 1895 it became a full show. Mr Charles H. Nevill of Bramhall Hall was the first president of the show, and it was held in the grounds of the hall. This picturesque setting contributed to the increasing popularity of the show until the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Even this was did not stop the show, for it continued in a modified form. But in 1919, Captain T. N. C. Nevill, of Bramhall Hall was elected president and the show returned to full activity. During the Second World War it still kept going in a modified form and succeeded in raising hundreds of pounds for charity. After a succession of wet show days, 1959 was a year of crises but Walter Newton, president, and Percy Smith, Chairman supported by W. P. Pinder who was secretary for 25 years, launched an appeal and the show was saved. Since 1959 the show was reorganised. The show continued until its end in 2010. The Bramhall Horticultural Society ceased to exist after 123 years, formally closing from May 31st 2011. The declining membership, a lack of funds, and several successive years of loss making shows, it was voted at an AGM to bring the show to a close. Shirley Cannell was the secretary at the Bramhall Horticultural Society for 24 years, and donated the collection to Stockport Local History Society.
Access restrictions:
Unrestricted
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
Language:
English
Record number:
6815485
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