EVENT – 44th Cleveland Agricultural Show held at Redcar Racecourse
Accreditation the Redcar and Saltburn-by-the-Sea Gazette 31/08/1877.
CLEVELAND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY
The forty-fourth annual show of the Cleveland Agricultural Society, was held on Friday last (24/08), on the Redcar Racecourse. The weather, which had been exceedingly unfavourable for more than a week previous, was magnificent, and the attendance of the public was very large. The number of entries was greatly in excess of last year, when the show was held at South Stockton, and the entries only numbered 426; this year they reached 528, exclusive of implements viz. :- Cattle, 37; sheep, 37; pigs 21; horses, 288; poultry, etc., 145; these with 14 stands of implements, made a total of 542. Some really fine animals were exhibited in the various classes, the successful exhibitors in many cases, belonging Redcar and neighbourhood. The silver cup, value £15.15s., was given by Mr. H. W. F. Bolckow, M.P., for the best carriage gelding the property of the exhibitor, was won by Mr. Thos. Flintoff, of Maltby, near Stockton; the silver cup, value 5 pounds.5s., given by Sir C. H. Lowther, of Wilton Castle, for the best harness horse driven in a need to-wheeled conveyance, was taken by Mr. J. W. Pease, M.P., with his aged harness horse Macgregor; the silver cup, value £15.15s.,the gift of Mr. A. H. Turner Newcomen, was carried off by Mr. T. H. Hutchinson, of Gengyle, with a chestnut gelding; while the Cleveland Hunt Cup was awarded to Mr. J. P. Petch, of Skelton, who also took the prize of 5 pounds for the highest leaper. Taken all together, the leaping was not up to the mark, and the money prizes were awarded as follows. :- Mr. R. Weighell, of Middlesbrough, with his brown mare “Lizzie,” first; Mr. J. P. Petch, Skelton, with his brown gelding “Ruswarp,” second; and Mr. R. Cowell, Normanby, with his chestnut mare, third. There was a very fair ashore of poultry, and the shore of eggs, butter, and dairy produce, was pronounced to be the best that has been exhibited for many years. It is the first time that the shore has been held at Redcar since the new race-course has been laid out, and the ground proved eminently adapted for the purposes of the show; during the leaping the grandstand was thrown open, and was extensively patronised.
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