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Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show

Coordinates: 50°30?50?N 4°51?55?W / 50.5140°N 04.8654°W / 50.5140; -04.8654

Rosette from the Royal Cornwall Show 2009

The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Show, usually called the Royal Cornwall Show, is an agricultural show organised by the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, which takes place at the beginning of June each year, at Wadebridge in north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The showground is on the south side of the A39 main road and between the hamlets of St Breock and Whitecross.[1] The show lasts for three days and attracts approximately 120,000 visitors annually.

The main ring at the Royal Cornwall Show in June 2004

Members of the Royal family often attend at the Show, including Prince Charles who is a supporter of the farming community. Princess Alexandra attended the 2009 show.

History

The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association was founded in 1793, and has been known by that name since 1858.

The show was held at Truro between 1827 and 1857, and from then on the venue changed every year until 1960, when the showground at Wadebridge became its permanent home.[2]

  • YEAR - LOCATION, ATTENDANCE
  • 1827 to 1857 - Truro
  • 1870 - Launceston
  • 1875 - Truro, 24,000 attendance for the two-day show
  • 1878 - Saltash, 13,394 attendance for the two-day show
  • 1879 - Falmouth, 18,926 attendance for the two-day show (12,414 paid for admission)[3][4][5]
  • 1880 - Lostwithiel (Lanwithan estate), 9,188 paid for admission to the two day show.[5][6]
  • 1881 -
  • 1882 - Launceston [7]
  • 1888 - Newquay, 11,711 (the following citation applies to the entries for 1889 to 1912) [8]
  • 1889 - Helston, 12,974
  • 1890 - Truro, 12,118
  • 1891 - Par, 13,484
  • 1892 - Redruth, 18,793
  • 1893 - Liskeard, 13,067
  • 1894 - Falmouth, 18,316
  • 1895 - Wadebridge, 16,342
  • 1896 - St. Ives, 13,040
  • 1897 - Lostwithiel, 9,398
  • 1898 - Penzance, 17,689
  • 1899 - Launceston, 12,838
  • 1900 - Truro, 14,560
  • 1901 - Bodmin, 14,887
  • 1902 - Camborne, 9,508
  • 1903 - St. Austell, 19,370
  • 1904 - Falmouth, 16,287
  • 1905 - Newquay, 13,055
  • 1906 - Redruth, 20,320
  • 1907 - Liskeard, 12,648
  • 1908 - Helston, 17,370
  • 1909 - St. Columb, 15,757
  • 1910 - St. Ives, 14,250
  • 1911 - St. Austell, 18,157
  • 1912 - Penzance, 21,454
  • 1960 to 2016 - Wadebridge

Business

Businesses with links to agriculture have trade stands at the show, using the opportunity to attract new business as well as to network with current customers.

Social event

The show is attended by people who live in farming communities in Cornwall. Events include:

References

  1. ^ Ordnance Survey Landranger 200; Newquay, Bodmin & surrounding areas, 1:50 000. 1988
  2. ^ Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association
  3. ^ "The Decorations of Falmouth". The Cornishman (48). 12 June 1879. p. 4.
  4. ^ "The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Society". The Cornishman (49). 19 June 1879. p. 7.
  5. ^ a b "The County". The Cornishman (102). 24 June 1880. p. 7.
  6. ^ "Royal Cornwall Agricultural Society". The Cornishman (99). 3 June 1880. p. 6.
  7. ^ "The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Society's Show at Launceston". The Cornishman (205 (195)). 15 June 1882. p. 4.
  8. ^ Year, location and attendance figures from 188 to 1912 taken from The Western Daily Mercury 14th June 1912 page 7

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