Guiseley: The half yearly cattle fair was held at this
place on Monday last and at the same time prizes were given by the Agricultural
Society to the best ploughers in their respective classes.
Mr Oliver of
Harewood and Mr Anderson of Bingley were the judges.
There were 18 entries and
some excellent ploughing.
A large number of the villagers were on the ground to
witness the competition.
The awards were as follows :-
Men above 18 years of age -
1st £2 Alfred Stubbs, Eccup
2nd £1 Charles Penrose, Carlton
3rd 10s Joseph Shadlock,
Boys under 18 years of age -
1st £1 Chas. Davy, Norwood
2nd 10s Thom. Booth,
Extra prize to be competed for by former winners of the
£2 John King, Carlton
The committee and judges
afterwards sat down to a substantial dinner provided by Mrs Popplewell of the
Red Lion Inn, in her usual good style and a most agreeable and pleasant evening
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