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Market Place Market Place
Note the new building in the photo on the corner.
Regent Street Regent Street
Note the 'Old Red Lion Hotel'
Chapmangate Chapmangate
Note the independent chapel built in 1807 to the left.
Pocklington Horse and Foal Show and Pocklington Agricultural Show
Although a horse fair was held in Pocklington from early times, an official show was started in Victorian times.The Pocklington Horse and Foal Show started in 1858 and in 1929 Henry Powell was still secretary of the society. It was a prominent annual event in the East Riding. Mr. Wm. Brown remembered 'Feathers Field' where the Horse Show was held, being where the Rugby field is today. The Horse and Foal show became the Pocklington Agricultural Show in 1923, with the last one held in 1931.
1911
Pocklington Horse and Foal Show on July 5th 1911
Show reports appeared in Local Newspapers:
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1871 'Hull Packet and East Riding Times' for 6th October
1877 'Leeds Mercury' for 29th September
1879 'Leeds Mercury' for 6th September
1881 'Leeds Mercury'' for 1st October
1884 'Leeds Mercury' for 20th September
1885 'Leeds Mercury' for 28th September
1887 'Leeds Mercury' for 19th August
1890 'Leeds Mercury' for 30th July
1891 'Leeds Mercury' for 25th July
1892 'Leeds Mercury' for 27th July
1931 The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - 02 July 1931
   
Other newspaper references:
   
1753 January 9th, The York Courant
Pocklington Fair
That Pocklington Horse shew begins this year on the 19th February, Newstyle, and will continue so for the future.
 
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 28 April 1923
The Horse and Foal Show has now become the Pocklington Agricultural Show and Athletic Sports, and besides the usual 32 classes for horses, 13 classes for cattle, sheep, and pigs have been added.
 
Times were changing:
1930 Pocklington Show
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 26 June 1930
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THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.
Image reproduced with kind permission of http://www.thebritishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
 
These two references highlight how the show was cancelled after 1931:
 1931 Pocklington show decline
The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Thursday 02 July 1931
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THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.
Image reproduced with kind permission of http://www.thebritishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
1932
Hull Daily Mail - Monday 22 February 1932
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THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.
Image reproduced with kind permission of http://www.thebritishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/