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Great Harwood Agricultural Show 2024


On Bank Holiday Monday 27 th May, Judith, Gill and I braved the heavy downpours to represent the LAA at the historic Great Harwood Agricultural Show. Luckily, we were kept dry in the Community Marquee, situated next to the rabbits and opposite the jousting field – not a bad spot! Although the morning was quiet – probably due to the very wet weather - by lunchtime the crowds started to swell, and with live music from a local teenage boy, horses dressed in costume galloping nearby and many children playing various games, the place was filled with people of all ages looking around the array of stalls and activities.

We created interest by having various Lancashire-themed books on display, some from my own private collection, including some historic copies of the LAA newsletter, plus copies of recent LAA anthologies and some other Lancashire books that Gill has passed to me to add to the LAA Collection at the University of Bolton. Some people took leaflets and membership forms away with them – even the newly elected Mayor of Hyndburn, Mike Booth, stopped by to say hello and took a leaflet away with him! Despite the weather, the day as a whole was an interesting experience!

Sarah Robin

Report and pictures courtesy of Sarah Robin (LAA Secretary)





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