A LITTLE bit of Huddersfield history will be on show at tomorrow’s Honey Show.
Show president Allen Turner will be resplendent in the newly-refurbished President’s Medal.
And it will bear the names of previous presidents dating back more than 60 years.
Mr Turner and his wife Sheila, who have been helping to research the 91-year history of the show, commissioned the restoration of the medal and created term of office bars which are now attached.
Mr Turner said: “It is particularly poignant that the work has been completed ahead of this year’s show, as the previous president, Donald Bamforth, passed away recently.
“It is a fitting tribute to Donald, recognising the hard work and commitment he put into the show.
“The society’s historians have investigated the archives and we have traced previous presidents back to 1948, but unfortunately not as far back as 1921”.
The show, on the huge showground near Farnley Tyas, runs all day tomorrow.
There are dozens of classes in cattle, sheep, dogs, horses, poultry and pigeons as well as many on-field shows and attractions.
Honley Show’s official charity for 2012 is the local area branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which organises fundraising events and activities throughout the year to support volunteer crews and members of the lifeboat service. At the show the RNLI will be staging a display of a D Class lifeboat.
Honley Show committee have donated £500 to Scholes Junior & Infant School towards its Flower Focus project. Children and adults have been busy working outdoors and supporting the environment with many projects – from planting flowers around the school to attract wildlife to continuing to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Mrs J Pemberton, Environment Watch teacher, said: ‘We have to say a big thank you for the money from Honley Show. £500 is a lot of money.”