Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, a Sherwood Forest Village, recorded in Domesday

The Nag’s Head Celery Show

William Hogg honorary secretary and licensee of the Nags Head in Woodborough, at a meeting [convened] on the 18th day of May 1885, the following persons were named as the Committee of Management.

W. Robinson

T. Palmer

J. Snodin

J. Cartledge

G. Whysall

E. Wild

Josh Richardson

Rules: Each member to pay 5 shillings, 4 shillings for the prizes and 1 shilling towards the supper. Entrances to close of the last Monday in July and all entrance money to be paid on or before the last Monday in August. Only two members to show from one garden and to name on or before the last Monday in July. People such as Roby Thorpe, of Old Manor Farm and the Miss Parkyns of Woodborough Hall, were persuaded to give cash or prizes.

By 1886 each member to pay 4 shillings, 3/6d to the show and 6d towards the prizes. Entrances to close 30th August and money to be paid by 27th September much later than in the previous year. The show was still held in 1891 and prizes for 1891 included 3 kettles, 4 blankets, a bath, comb and brush, fender, cups, saucers and spoons, counterpanes, brass saucepan, 2 metal teapots, a spade, a fork, a timepiece and a lamp.

No records have been seen that show how long this Show lasted for.



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