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horse shows in weston
published by lily39 on Sun, 06/12/2020 - 10:54

I have been researching W.H.T Skinner (c1850-1925) who bred and judged horses and appears to have won prizes at the Weston Horse/Agricultural? show. I am looking for information about this show, there are lists of winners in newspapers (Brit Newspaper archives) but I can find no details about the show, obviously a big event, when did it start, where was it held etc.

Margaret

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Submitted by Pat Hase on Mon, 07/12/2020 - 10:17

According to the Weston Gazette of 25th July 1896 it was the 12th Annual Horse Show that Year.  It was held on the Recreation Ground (and it poured with rain!)  The Weston Mercury of 18th June 1881 has an article about the proposed new Weston Horse Show - with some discussion about its competition with the Banwell Horse Show.

In 1907 this advertisement appeared in the Gazette of August 10th

Like you, I used the BNA - I searched for "Horse Show" and limited the papers to the Weston ones. Quite a few articles came up.  

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