ST8324 : Vegetable display

taken 7 years ago, near to Motcombe, Dorset, Great Britain

Vegetable display
Vegetable display
The Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show is not just an agricultural show but includes crafts, flowers, home baking and vegetables from local homes and gardens. A nice trio of leeks heads this display of vegetables in the Horticultural and Craft Tent.

The Gillingham Agricultural Society was formed in 1860 with 1862 seeing the formation of the Shaftesbury Farmers Club who made an “application to the Most Hon. Marquess of Westminster for permission to hold the exhibition of flocks in the new market place”. From then on, apart from a break during World War I, the two societies held separate shows until 1930, when after four years of discussion they amalgamated and it became the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Agricultural Show (Gillingham being the older society had the honour of being first in the name). The Show was then held on even numbered years at Gillingham, with odd numbered years in Shaftesbury. This continued, except for the years during World War II, until 1995 when the first show was held on the present Turnpike Showground near Motcombe; the society having purchased 96 acres of land, part of Manor Farm, the previous year. For more information visit the show’s website at LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  People, Events 
Event (from Tags)
Gillingham and Shaftesbury Agricultural Show 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 838 243 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:1.1139N 2:13.8885W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 838 243
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Agricultural Show  Agricultural Showground  Horticulture  Vegetables 

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