A Bit of History

if you are considering entering the show you should be aware that you will be part of a long village tradition.

A Brief History ( with thanks to C. Judges)

In 1884 the first South Cave Show was held on the village cricket 
pitch, in two marquees close to Cave Castle. Visitors were allowed tostroll around the beautiful gardens listening to the band of the 1st Volunteer Battalion. E.Y's Regiment.  After enjoying the display of 
fuchsias, geraniums, balsam and petunias as well as hot house plants,fruit and vegetables.  Outside fruit, vegetables , wild flowers,
grasses, leaves and berries were exhibited at the Show. 
The first show took place on a Thursday 14th August.  It was a delightful day weatherise and the exhibits were very satisfactory even if 
the number of Exhibitors was not very large!
This continued for several years. 
On 5th August 1912 the Hull Daily Mail reported that it was Unsettledand windy holidays, more like Boxing Day. Haymakers snowballed each other. Frost, rain high winds and desolate conditions!  A bit like our Bank Holidays!!
After some breaks in the holding of the show due to wars in 1944 The Royal British Legion revived South Cave Show.  It was held in 
Gibson's workshop in Church Street by Turks Trod path.  The back 
doors opened on King Georges Field, where the children's sports were held.  This continued until the workshop was demolished in 1982.
The Show remained at the former Church Institute or Playgroup Hall between 38 and 40 Church Street until 1990 when it moved to it present situation the Sports Hall.  In 1998 Handicrafts were allowed a place in the schedule.  
The Royal British Legion ran the show until 2008 when members of the present committee took over.  

Published by Justin Lowe


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