History Of The Askrigg Produce Show

The Askrigg and District Produce Show began in the early 1940s as part of the “dig for Victory” campaign to encourage food production, two of the main organizers being Mrs. Hopper of Winville and Mr. Horn of Lodge House, Askrigg.
Every year the produce was sold off and the proceeds were given to the Red Cross.

The Shackleton Cup was the first cup and was donated by Mr. Shackleton of Woodhall in 1941.

  • The Hartley Cup was donated by Mrs. Hartley a resident of Askrigg.
  • The Craythorne Cup was donated by Lady Craythorne whose husband Sir Thomas Dugdale was the local MP for many years.







From left to right Lady Craythorne, Sir Thomas Dugdale and Redvers Hopper.

  • The Silver Rose Bowl was donated by Mrs. Margaret Hopper in memory of her husband Redvers Hopper, and the Hopper Cup was also donated by Mrs. Hopper, a former President of the Committee.
  • The Miller Cup was donated by Mrs. Miller a resident of Askrigg and an active member of the Committee for many years.
  • The Craven Award was donated by Eddie Craven, a resident of Breconbar.
  • The Ingilby Trophy was donated by Author and painter Miss J. Ingilby for the Art Section.

  • The Kings Award was donated by Prof. King’s father of Worton.
  • The Manning Trophy was donated by Betty Manning who was a member of the Committee and a resident of Askrigg.
  • The Susan Baker Memorial Cup was donated by Mrs. Margaret Baker in memory of her daughter Susan a resident of Askrigg.

Askrigg Show Winners late 1960s

The man at the back is Tom Woodmas. Also on the photo are Mrs Craven, Mary Metcalfe Bainbridge, Mrs Nora Kirkbride, Mrs Enid Moore, Edgar Dakin and Cuchlain King, Worton. Can anyone identify the other three ladies in the photo.?

  • The Woodmas Rose Bowl was donated by Tom Woodmas, of the Rose and Crown Inn at Bainbridge.
  • The Bainbridge Trophy was donated by Hazel Peacock.
  • The Egg Cup was made and donated by Andrew Hague, potter, in 2004.

At the AGM 2005 it was decided to award a new cup (The Mayor’s Shield) for the infants only.

  • The Mayor’s Shield (title chosen in recognition of Edgar’s community contributions and his title the Mayor of Askrigg) – in recognition of Edgar Daykin

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