Malhamdale Local History Group
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1960 from left - President and his wife, Mr and Mrs F Caton, Mr SJ Verity, Chairman, William Sharp, Chairman of Committee, Rob Taylor, Ethel and Eileen Taylor.
1961 - On the left, Annie Heseltine with Karen and Jeanne Sharp with Annabel. Mary Scothern with Michael is on the right
1963 from left - John Thompson, Mrs Clark, Mr W R Clark, President, Mr Burnaby Drayson M. P., and Mrs Drayson, talking to Mr and Mrs Jack Longbottom of Gargrave.
1963 - Tom Sharp receiving a trophy from Mrs Clarke with the President, Mr Reg Clarke on the right.
Tom Sharp with a rare award winning White Shorthorn Bull
1964 - Mr G Bolland, President and Mrs Bolland presenting a trophy to Mrs Barbara Hague.
1964 from left - Tom Sharp, George Bolland, President, and Agnes Moorhouse
1964 from left - George Bolland, President and Mrs Bolland presenting a trophy to Tom Sharp
To celebrate the "coming of age" of Malham Show, Irene Moorhouse of Bell Busk was crowned Show Princess. On Miss Moorhouse's right is the show president, Mr. R. Mason of Coniston Cold and on her left is Mrs. Mason. The other competitors shown in the picture include, from left, Jeanette (now Mrs Rigg), Hilary Sharp, Joan Patterson, Shirley Bolland, and Allison Wellock.
Best Looking Sheep Dogs 1962 - Paul and Alan Bolland
Malhamdale Show 1907 - 2002
14th annual Show - moved to Malham.
1961 - Poor weather in the morning, brightening later. Record entries. Misty weather in the morning, meant that the start was delayed following difficulties in rounding up the sheep from Malham Moor due to visibility down to 2 - 3 feet. Despite this early setback this was a very successful show financially. There were 1600 entries, more than the previous year. The Foster family had heavy participation, William (solicitor) being president this year while Robert, who had been president in 1957, was treasurer. Dancing in the evening was, again, to the Midnight Follies Dance Band.
1962 - Malhamdale Show triumphs over difficulties. Preparations disrupted by strong winds the day before the show. After completing arrangements for the show on the Friday before, two marquees and the President's tent were blown down by strong winds. An SOS was put out and officials and their wives worked until late Friday night to repair the damage. The show made a loss of £88 which, taking into account the bad weather, was considered a marvellous effort. The tug-of-war was dropped from the schedule and instead of motor cycle grass track racing, a motor cycle scramble was organised in an adjoining field. Dancing in the evening was to the Midnight Follies Dance Band.
- Record entries - almost 2000.
- Good weather drew a large crowd to the
- Malhamdale Show keeps its happy team
1966 - Malhamdale Show's features again maintained. The day was fresh and dry, but not sunny and the show made a slight profit. The radius for local entries was extended to include Friars Head, Seat House, St. Helen's Farm and Throstle Nest. A bar was organised at the Show, the licence being obtained by The Lister's Arms. Dancing in the evening to the Midnight Follies Dance Band.
1967 - The "Coming of Age" of Malhamdale Show. Another successful year The Jack Carr Malham Moor Cup was given by Mrs Carr to be competed for annually in the Swaledale Section in memory of her late husband. The President of the 1966 Show Mr G M Cutter, presented a Silver Cup to be competed for annually in the Dry Stone Walling competition. To commemorate the 21st Show, a competition was held to elect a Show Princess. The competition, open to girls between the ages of 16 and 21 was won by Miss Irene Moorhouse of Bell Busk who was duly crowned Show Princess by the Show's President Mr R Mason. The Show Princess was then driven around the Showground in a decorated Landrover. Dancing in the evening to the Gordonaires Dance Band.
Malhamdale Show pulls in a big crowd.
Record attendance at sunny Malhamdale Show.
Fancy Dress - 1964 Sue Heseltine as Miss Litter
1967 or '68 group comprising Carol Ann Cooper, Annabel Sharp, Catherine Helm, Jean Geldard, Julie Harrison, and Barbara Geldard
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