Netherton Association for Improving the Breeds of Pigs and Poultry
The Netherton Association for Improving the Breeds of Pigs and Poultry was established around 1850 in Netherton.
The organisation held its first exhibition on Saturday 2 November 1850 in a field near to the Rose and Crown Inn, Netherton, with John Mallinson of Thickhollins and T.J. Wrigley of Huddersfield acting a judges. The first prizes of £1 were awarded to:
- Class 1: Breeding Sows of Any Age — Edward Hartley of South Crosland
- Class 2: Pigs Under 9 Months Old — John Taylor of Netherton
- Class 3: Pigs Under 12 Months Old — Joseph Hawkyard of Brook Mill
- Class 4: Pigs of Any Age — John Todd of Netherton
Afterwards, "an excellent dinner" was served at the Rose and Crown, with the association's President (Joseph Wrigley) and Vice-President (James Wrigley) presiding over events.
Notes and References
- Huddersfield Chronicle (09/Nov/1850).