b'Bishop Wilton ShowHighlights From The Early YearsSummarised from accounts in the Howdenshire Chronicle and Pocklington Weekly News1902 No Bishop Wilton Show because of the Coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in June1903 Weather favourable! 510 entries, cricket match between Show District Eleven v Pocklington Liberals narrowly won by home side1904 Beautiful weather! Sir Tatton Sykes comes 1st with Red Wheat, 2" with Wurtzels and 3rd with White Wheat1905 Lucky with weather! Luncheon provided by Mr and Mrs Christopher Johnson of the Cross Keys Inn, assisted by Miss Foster, Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Cook1906 Weather ideal! Sports prizes gracefully presented by Mrs J Corbett-Winder, daughter of Mr Bardwell, dance marquee lit by Lee\'s Patent Generator1907 Brilliant weather! Classes established by the hard work of Mr Wilstrop for brood mares and foals, cows and pigs. Mr Wilstrop did well with his horses1908 Receipts were the highest ever. There was a very successful dance after the Show in a large marquee under patent acetylene light with music from the Pocklington Coronation Band1909 Weather unfavourable! W L Fisher showed a number of well-made horse-harrows and scrufflers, which were much admired for their general utilityRev. Fawcetts Co-opVicars AscensionNumber revealed! n what must be one of the best headlines ever, The I Yorkshire Herald for Saturday, July 18, 1931, has the Do you remember yours? following:Yorkshire Vicar Ascends His Own SpireUnder a photo of the church with figures visibly scaling the spire, there is this explanation:Steeplejacks busy pointing and fixing a new lightening conductor on the Bishop Wilton Church spire which is nearly 150 feet high. The Rev. Richard Fawcett, M. A., the vicar, who is examining the work, is the topmost figure on the ladder.DerivationsT he use of the word farm in medieval documents can be confusing, as in the phrase the farm of the mill in the Account of John Mortimer on p142. Our use of the word farmer to mean someone who works the land has only been current for the last 300 years or so; before that farming meant renting out, so a farmer was someone who had a lease on anythinghence the farm of the mill was the amount raised from renting out the mill. BULLETIN 9 149'