THE HISTORY OF BAKEWELL SHOW
It’s almost 200 years since 12 landowners and farmers met at the Angel Inn pub
in Chesterfield to discuss the state of British agriculture after the Napoleonic Wars.
They agreed to hold an event to promote local farming and the seeds of
Bakewell Show – one of the oldest agricultural attractions in Britain – were sown.
That first event was held at the Angel Inn on July 5, 1819. Today things have grown beyond
all recognition and the show, known affectionately as Little Royal, goes from strength to strength.
2017’s Bakewell Show will take place on Wednesday 2nd and
Thursday 3rd August, with a dedicated Equestrian Day on Tuesday 1st.