The show venue was the Old Royal Oak, Wrengate. Both John Gill and his son John were judges rather than…
This Tulip show is the only one which is known to have been held in the Public Gardens, Back Lane,…
This is the second occasion which has been found where the Society held a Tulip show outside of Wakefield, albeit…
This show was held at the Royal Oak, Wrengate, a week after a show with similar classes had been held…
In the booklets issued by the Society a show is listed which was held at the Royal Oak. Despite an…
This show at the Royal Oak, Wrengate was held on a Tuesday. An excellent society, praise indeed from the home…
In the booklets issued by the Society a show is listed which was held at the Royal Oak. Despite an…
This auricula show also included Polyanthus and Pansies.
In the booklets issued by the Society a show is listed which was held at the Royal Oak. Despite an…
No venue is given for this show, or the Society name, but it is known that there were two shows…
For many years no report had been found for this show, although it was advertised in the West Riding Herald…
It is very clear from the exhibitors mentioned that this was a special show indeed and immediately brings to mind…
Although the flower/s at this show is not identified the lateness of the year suggests that it was for dahlias.…
In 1848 the Midland Florist published a report which showed on one page the results from four shows of the…
Although the venue for this show was the Griffin Inn, the location for the previous year’s show, there is serious…
The meeting place of the Griffin Hotel together with the regular exhibitor names probably removes any doubts as to the…
The Pink show and the Carnation show held on 11 August 1851 demonstrates that at this date it wasn’t just…
The Wakefield Express began publishing under that name in this year 1852 and this show report was included. The newspaper…
An Eastmoor show with what appears to be very few exhibitors and flowers
This Eastmoor show for tulips also included a wide range of classes for other flowers and vegetables.
William Mellor had a very successful show, particularly in the class for Bizarre Feathered.
It is believed that the Wakefield Florists Society held a show at the Sportsmans Inn on this date.
The report of this shows adds a great deal of confusion in the search for a continuous path through the…
In the late 1830s and 1840s a number of shows for the Yorkshire Horticultural Society were held in Wakefield at…
The report named the location as Estmore instead of Eastmore. All the traditional exhibitors were present and it is interesting…
This show was held by the Wakefield Floral Society just one week after that held by the Eastmoor Society and…
Described only as a Wakefield Tulip Show by the Midland Florist which also published the details of the Eastmoor show…
Once more described by the Midland Florist as the Estmore show. Note among the flowers exhibited Charles X (Royal Sovereign)…
This was the second show held at the Brunswick Hotel and therefore a Wakefield Florist Society show. Unfortunately no names…
This Eastmoor show was held at the Fox and Grapes. Among the flowers shown were Sir Joseph Paxton and Charles…
The show was held at the Sportsman Inn and flowers included Charles X (Royal Sovereign), Sir Joseph Paxton and Juliet
This was an Eastmoor Show, no report of a Wakefield show has been found.
This is an Eastmoor show and once more there is no record of a show at Wakefield
It is not clear from the report whether this show equates to other Eastmoor tulip shows or was an additional…
At least three of the Gill brothers exhibited at this show. With the exception of the Premier Bloom no flower…
It is believed that the Eastmoor Society held a tulip show on this date.
Although it is known that at least two shows, 1861 and 1862, had been held previously at the Brunswick Hotel,…
The four Gill brothers showed here. The report speaks of there being nine classes, all single blooms, with breeder, flame…
‘Lady Catherine Gordon’ was the Premier Bloom though in what form is not shown. The report mentions where many of…
The report of this show defined it as the 42nd, which was the source of the Society’s traditional claim to…
The show was on the usual Monday until 11pm on that night, before remaining open for a further two days.…
The date of this show was the latest ever recorded for the Annual Tulip Show. It is remarkable that every…
The reporter at this show for the Wakefield Express certainly waxed lyrical about the reasons why the Society had existed…
A report without any detail of individual flowers. The Society seemed to have decided on a policy of continuity in…
The reporter for the Gardeners Chronicle (RD) in addition to covering the show also produced an excellent article for a…
Blight (Tulip fire) struck the beds of many of the exhibitors this year but still over 1000 blooms were exhibited.…
A large number of blooms were shown, said to be over 2000, however none are named. The show was open…
A change of day here from the usual Monday to Thursday and Friday. No change in the weather though, the…
Back to Monday as the show day, however the usual bad weather had resulted in the loss of bulbs for…
A very good show with 1500 blooms despite the bad weather.
“Until last week’s high winds, the season had been one of exceptional promise; but the gales….“; almost a good season.…
The worst weather ever? Only 500 blooms with no details.
A very short report; a very favourable season; a very good show.
A Tuesday show. Cole Porter was born on this day. An unfavourable season with only seven exhibitors.
A small number of flowers again, 500-600 with the only flower mentioned a Premier Breeder ‘Bridesmaid’.
The Wakefield Express show report gave the number of blooms as over 1,000 though no names were mentioned. It was…
It is not known how Dr Clark, who is featured in the Wakefield Express report, came to attend the show.…
A favourable season but only about 500 blooms on show. ‘Sir Joseph Paxton’ Premier Flamed again. On the same day…
Only around 500 blooms but the quality good. No tulips named. Wakefield Cricket XI played Yorkshire Gentlemen in their Annual…