Berkshire Show - then and now

In the run up to this year's show, why not take a trip down memory lane by visiting the West Berkshire Museum to see our fabulous display of historic show items.

We teamed up with the museum back in June to offer visitors a look back at some of the wonderful items such as videos that offer snippets from the 90's, or show guides from the 80's and even some agricultural equipment dating back to when the Show was first established in 1909. 

A not-for-profit organisation, the Newbury & District Agricultural Society was formed in 1909 to organise a show to replace the local horse show.

Originally called the Newbury Show, it was first staged at Enborne Gate Farm on 28th September 1909 and has been going strong ever since, with brief gaps in the early 30’s. The Show has been held in various venues around Newbury and developed into a two-day Show in 1976. The Society purchased its current home, Newbury Showground, in 1984. Since then the event has gone from strength to strength; now known as the Royal County of Berkshire Show, it is a highly respected agricultural and rural event and ranks within the top ten agricultural shows in the country

The society’s key mission is to engage children in the countryside and boosting their appreciation of the vital role of the British Farming industry in food, stewardship of the countryside and everyday life. And what better place to showcase these aims than through one of the most successful agricultural shows in the country.

With this years Show just days away, why not visit the Museum to reminisce, and then visit us this weekend to see how it has changed and grown into one of Britain's best loved agricultural events!

You can still buy tickets online here -  









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