b'Saturday, August 7, 1897BISHOP WILTON FLOWER SHOW.A NEW ENTERPRISE.The first show of the kind ever attempted inthe home eleven being victorious. The wives of the this village was held on Monday last, and fromcommittee-men kindly undertook the refreshment every point of view turned out to be an unqualifieddepartment, which was a considerable item in success. A spacious tent was erected in thethe days proceedings. At eight oclock the large school yard, in which the exhibits were shown, androom was cleared for a dance, and if anything the carrying out of the arrangements left nothingwas wanting to complete the success of the day it to be desired. An energetic and hard workingwas supplied by this. The room was crowded, but committee had been formed, every member ofthanks to tact and good management, everything which has done his very utmost to promote thepassed off as pleasantly and agreeably as could interests of the show. Difficulties had to be metbe desired. Quite a special feature in the show but these only served to stimulate rather thanwas an exhibition of plants and fruit, by Mr T Read, daunt those who from the first had thrown all theirflorist, Pocklington, which attracted a good deal of energies into the affair. The exhibits shown wereattention from the numerous visitors. The judges very creditable to the village, the farm producewere, for vegetables, fruit, plants and flowers, especially causing the judge some trouble in givingMr Ellcock, head gardener to Major General his awards. Winter onions were an excellent class,Duncombe, Kilnwick Percy; for farm produce, Mr and eggs (especially blake), very good. But theGilbertson, Catton, and for butter, eggs, bread, palm of the show must be awarded to the fancyneedlework, etc., Mrs Gilbertson, whose awards butter, the beauty of the various exhibits calling forgave universal satisfaction. The chairman of unstinted praise from the visitors. The first prize fellthe Show Committee is the Rev. J A Eldridge, to Mrs Wilkinson, the design reflecting the greatestwhile Mr L Dales, treasurer, and Mr H Bramley, credit on the skill and patience of that lady. Thehon. Secretary, the committee being, Messrs Q Thixendale Church Choir Brass Band supplied theAdamson, R Bailey, W H Cook, W B Cooper, J music and their efforts were duly appreciated bothNewby, J Tipling, and Q Wilkinson. Mr H T Glynn, during the afternoon in the tent and cricket field,of Spitz Rop, South Africa, has been a most and in the evening at the dance. A cricket match,generous patron of the show, and owing to his Bishop Wilton v. Bolton, was played in a field quiteliberality the committee have been enabled to offer near to the School, kindly lent by Mr Wilkinson,substantial sums for the prizes.HT who some saw as the founder of SabieGertrude is said to be of Bishop Wilton when commenced the building of a house there in 1896. Itreferred to in HTs obituary. The mention of Levi Dales is said that he travelled by ship to England in the samein the press coverage of the Bishop Wilton Show and year, with his brother, Arthur, in search of a mistresshis inclusion in the 1901 census return living at the for the new house. This is where HTs path met thatChestnuts is the first indication we have that he took of the Dales family when he met Levi Dales daughter,up residence in the village. It is possible that this only Miss Gertrude Gilbertson Dales, on board the shipcommenced on return from South Africa.bound for England.HT, Gertrude and the house at Sabie are well With little loss of time, the couple married at theremembered to this day as evidenced by a number end of 1896; Gertrude was 19 and HT was 40.Dueof articles on the internet that provide a history of the to war in South Africa, the newly-weds did not returnarea.It is clear that Gertrude along with her husband there for four years. All of which explains why HT wasbecame committed to the development of the area in Bishop Wilton and acting as a patron to the Bishopand they were both widely known for their hospitality.Wilton Show in 1897. When HT died in 1928, survived by Gertrude, he When the couple finally returned to South Africa,had two married daughters and a son, H. H. Glynn, the new house was named Huntington Hall afterwho succeeded him. HH was educated in Oxford in Gertrudes place of birth.the 1920s. Gertrude died in her nineties in 1970.Although apparently born in Huntington, York, 362 BULLETIN 18'