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.

History

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.[1]

Notes and References

  1. Huddersfield Chronicle (09/Nov/1850).

Netherton Association for Improving the Breeds of Pigs and Poultry

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This page was last modified on 1 November 2015 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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