The Kelmscott Agricultural Society has been around since 1897. The below timeline looks at the society’s major milestones since it was established.
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8th March 2022
New constitution adopted at AGM
The new constitution was adopted by the members at the 2022 AGM. The vote was unanimous in favour of the motion.
21st February 1938
Kelmscott Show revival
The decision to recommence the Kelmscott Show on an annual basis was made on 21st February 1938. The President of the Kelmscott Agricultural Society, S L Roberts and the joint Secretary/Treasurer L Hughes were instrumental in pressing for the show’s revival, with the support of R S Sampson MLA.
Kelmscott Show in recess
The Kelmscott Show went into recess in 1930 due to the effects of the world recession, and was disbanded in 1935.
Society name change
In 1897 the Society’s name was changed first to the Kelmscott Agricultural Society and then in 1898 to the Kelmscott and Armadale Agricultural Society before going back to the Kelmscott Agricultural Society at a later date.
3rd February 1897
First Kelmscott Show
The Kelmscott Show was first proposed at a meeting of the Kelmscott Farmers & Fruit Growers Society in 1896 and the first show was held on the 3rd February 1897. The original officer bearers were President T James, Vice President W Butcher and Secretary/Treasurer L Lockyer. Committee members were J Marsh, F J Saw, W Marsh and W Butcher. The Show proved so successful it was decided to make it a twice a year event.