Dale: Kington Shows 53-55 and Eyton Hall Show 1955


Home movie showing various country shows in Herefordshire in the 1950s.





Film type:

B&W/Colour / Silent


Home Movie

Master format:



We see black and white shots of the Kington Show in 1953. We see shots of the busy showground, horse jumping, shire horses and Hereford cattle. Next we see shots of a girl and a horse in a horsebox, livestock judging, the awards table and horse riding. This is followed by shots of a girl leading her horse to a horsebox and more horse riding and jumping.

Next we see shots in colour of a man tending flower beds. This is followed by the intertitle 'Show at Kington 11th September 1954'. We see shots of a group of people walking through town to a showground, livestock judging and show jumping. There are shots of fine harness competition and a hunt. We see shots of the crowd and cars.

This is followed by the intertitle 'Eyton Hall Show 29th August 1955'. In this section there are shots of various competitions and games on horseback, including riders dressing in fancy dress, in a field in front of Eyton Hall. We see shots of a vicar (Frank Whitehead, vicar of Eye and Yarpole Parish) and other spectators watching on, rosettes being handed out to riders, people drinking tea and a group of children packing up tables and chairs. Finally we see shots in a yard of a blacksmith shoeing a horse as two girls watch.

This is followed by the intertitle 'Kington Show 10th September 1955'. In this section we see shots of a girl mounting a horse and shots of show jumping and livestock judging, including sheep and Hereford cattle, in a show ground. There are shots of groups of spectators. Later we see shots of judges handing out prizes and a hunt in the show ring.


No credits specified


Kington Shows took place at the recreation ground in Kington. At the Kington Show there are shots of Hereford Cattle judging which were bred a lot smaller in the 1950s for export.
Local South Shropshire sheep breeds, Kerry Hill Farm Sheep and Clun Sheep, also feature.
Mrs Dale organised the Eyton Hall Show every year.