Honley Show’s Centenary Event
a runaway success

Even if we say so ourselves our Centenary Event on September 18th at Honley Cricket Club and Recreation Ground was a major success. Bumper crowds came and we were blessed with fantastic late summer sunshine as we returned to the venue where we started just over a hundred years ago on 27th August 1921.

The trade stands were busy; the musical entertainment from Honley Male Voice Choir, Elizabeth Gunson Dance School and the Saxpots was appreciated as was the raft of children’s entertainment. There was an exhibit showcasing the history of the show sponsored by Tom Moorhouse Ltd, the local haulage company, and animals, tractors and classic cars to see plus the Springer’s agility displays and axe throwing.

Due to the smaller site and change from the usual June date there were no competitive animal classes.

The only competitive elements in the show were the Harrier’s 5k race and the Handicraft section where the winner of the Holme Valley Parish Council Centenary Trophy for best handicraft exhibit in the 8-16 year age range was High Burton First School.

The individual prize in the lower age group went to Jude Butterworth.

Everyone really got into the swing of it and made it a day out to remember.

We are currently seeking land as near as possible to Honley with a large enough acreage to allow us to deliver the full blown show in 2022 including the usual complement of animal classes and with car parking on site.


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