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For many years, Charlie "volunteered" the Scouts to assist at the annual agricultural show at the Great Yorkshire Show ground on Wetherby Road; their duties were numerous, including taking tickets, guiding important visitors, etc. Their unofficial duties centred on collecting enamel badges from the multitude of tractor and equipment companies.

1955 advert for the Show

By Hugh Lythall

(From 1958 onwards) It was first the Cubs and the Scouts who worked at the Show and then all available pupils dressed in grey trousers and white pullovers; the latter wore a sew-on Norwood badge. (This example is provided by Hugh Lythall).

These three days were the highlight of the year: free admission: free meals in the Stockmans' Canteen: free time: and sometimes TIPS!

Our jobs included message running and showing people to their seats in the grandstand. Most of us worked on 'Pigs', 'Sheep' and 'Cattle' but I have very happy memories of working on 'Hounds & Beagles', 'Goats' and even in the Cheese Tent!

A Great Yorkshire Show programme of 1964 autographed by the comedian Jimmy Edwards,

Image kindly provided
by Alastair Buchan

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