In its 125 years Sturton and Stow Show has seen many changes. For instance when I was a schoolboy in the 1930’s it was held in marquees on Marton Road, one of which was for poultry and rabbit classes. Moving to the centre of the village there was judging of heavy horse turnouts, a gymkhana, children’s sports and spectacular fancy dress parades.
I always had a secret ambition to one day be the show secretary and in 1961 I was unexpectedly invited to accept this office. I accepted and served for ten years followed by six years as chairman and many years on the committee.
The move to Sturton School in 1967 enabled the show to develop and become a wonderful display of produce and crafts of a very high standard.
This development has continued and after just two cups being available to be won in 1960, there are now thirty; competitive entries totalled 700 and there are now usually about 1300.
I appeal to everyone to give this remarkable village event their support in any way they can.