Gnosall Show

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Date:4th of August 1954

Description:Two prize Shire horses owned by Mr A J Malpass, of Lapley Hall Farm, Lapley, canter before the judge, Mr T Baker. Shire mare “Lapley Choice” (centre left) gained a first prize and reserve champions award and “Lapley Princess” (right) won, among other awards, the Hon. Mrs Clegg-Hill challenge bowl for the best foal in the show.

It was reported in the Staffordshire Newsletter that the Gnosall and District Agricultural Society’s 30th annual show was staged on the Vicarage field on Wednesday 4 August. The show coincided with the first day of sunshine in a dismal Bank Holiday week, it attracted one of the biggest crowds for many years, with country-folk and stay-at-home holiday makers from Stafford and the surrounding district making it a great day out. There was a combination of livestock show, floral fete, carnival and village celebration. The number paying for admission at the gates was 3,428, an increase of 400 on the previous year and there were about 500 members of the society, making the total attendance around 4,000.

This photograph was published in the Staffordshire Newsletter on Saturday 7 August 1954. Reproduced by kind permission of the Staffordshire Newsletter who retain copyright.

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