On Show Day which started around 7am we used to take a borrowed tractor and trailer to the Church Hall, to collect as many table and chairs as we could.
Then we made a visit to R.A.F. Finningley to beg ...... or borrow anything that stood. I must say the R.A.F. Finningley were very helpful towards all our shows. I would also point out that the local children worked with us non-stop throughout the day.
On one show day, word went round that we were going to the camp to pick up some trestles, and we needed some help, before we knew it the tractor and trailer was amass with the children (bless ‘em).
The show did build up over the years, but at the very first show, we had an attendance of under fifty with about a couple of dozen exhibitors. But don’t forget the population of Auckley then was under 500. Our first marquee cost around £50. When the show did get off the ground we had exhibitors from far afield. The Doncaster Chrysanthemum Society also came along on show days to help and give advice. The show did take place for a few years but like most groups we had to look for people to come forward and to join us but unfortunately this wasn’t to be. But fortunately another group came along to form the best and biggest show Auckley had ever seen. And good wishes to the present committee for the future shows.
Auckley Resident, Ken Siddons.