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First Town Show 1953

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The first town show was held in Ward Jackson Park to celebrate the Coronation. There were numerous displays in marquees including tropical fish, a small gauge railway, the amateur radio club, a pottery demonstration, 750 horticultural entries and 130 rabbit entries.

Displays included Durham police dogs, the Boys' Brigade, Scottish and country dancing and the boys' Coronation Cup Race.

The town show was held in the park for many  years and was later held at Grayfields before being abandoned altogether as too costly.

Date (of image) : 15/8/1953

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service

Creator : NDM


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