The origins of the Latchley Chilsworthy and Coxpark Show date from the 1930s when a horticultural show was held on August Bank Holiday Monday based around the old school and the old church hall in the village of Latchley.
It continued as an annual event on the calendar until the early 1960s when, sadly, it ceased owing to the depletion of an organizing committee.
It was revived in 1977 on the instigation of the late Ivan Standing, who recruited Jeff Hearn, John Nattles, Derek Johns and the late Ron Green, plus a committee of helpers to organize a show following the very successful village celebrations for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. It has run successfully each year since then.
The field previously used was first offered by Ron Green and and this tradition continued with the kind permission of subsequent landlords until 2010.
Since then we have moved just a little way up the lane to a site offered by Nick Ponting. For this the Committee is extremely grateful, and the new setting contributes to the Show’s success.
The Show relies totally on those who participate. Not only the committee and show-day helpers, all of whom give their time freely throughout the year, but also all of the supporters, traders and the entrants to the various classes together with the general public who have always turned out in great numbers.
Long may this wonderful show for everyone continue.