The next Show is Sunday 28th June 2015 (always the last Sunday in June). 11am to 4.30pm
Due to high demand for what is after all limited space, we have had to close the book on space applications at the 2015 Show - we are full. We are sorry if you have missed out, but the next Horbury Show on 26th June 2016 will be open for applications in February 2016 (wen we should have had the terms which the Council / Insurers may require us to apply)
Yes admission is totally free! That's a rarity!
But the Rotary marshalls will be rattling their buckets for a charity donation!
Well - we did it again and a massive thank you to the public for visiting The Horbury Show we hope you enjoyed it - and don't forget the next Horbury Show, as always it is the last Sunday in June and next year that is Sunday 26th June 2016.
Here is the Special Feature article published in the Wakefield Express following the Show. Reproduced here by kind permission of the Wakefield Express, Johnston Press and of course the author, reporter Laura Drysdale.
All now claimed. Thank you for your support everyone.
Weather and flight conditions permitting we should have a Spitfire overhead at the 2015 Horbury Show. Watch this space!!
And here's some Horbury and Ossett Spitfire history for you:
Spitfire Mk IIB P8346 RF-T named ‘OSSETT AND HORBURY’ – overview
On the morning of Saturday 28th June 1941, a young Polish airman, Pilot Officer Jozef Bondnar with No. 303 ("Kościuszko") Polish Fighter Squadron took off from RAF Northolt in his Spitfire P8346 RF-T with his squadron to escort Blenheim Bombers on a mission over Northern France, Attacked by Messerschmitts Bf 109s, No. 303 claimed four of them but sadly P/O Jozef Bondar was shot down and killed by Uzz. Babenz, 3./JG 26. (The German squadron lost two planes with three more badly damaged).
Pilot Officer Bondar is buried in the British Cemetery at Aubers Ridge in Northern France.
His Spitfire P8346 RF-T had entered operational service on 19th June 1941 and was destroyed 9 days later. It had been bought following the joint efforts of the communities of Ossett and Horbury between June and November 1940 and given the name Ossett and Horbury.
On Sunday 28th June 2015, 74 years to the day since Pilot Officer Bondar and his Spitfire named Ossett and Hobury was shot down, it is hoped that another Spitfire from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight based at RAF Coningsby, will make a commemorative flypast over the Horbury Show, held in Carr Lodge Park, Horbury.
The Horbury Show - Sunday 28th June 2015
11 am to 4.30 pm
Welcome to your Show! The Horbury Show is always on the last Sunday in June. For over 30 years the Show has been a major event in the Wakefield District calendar. 2015 will be the 19th year in which the Rotary Club of Horbury & Ossett Phoenix have organised the Show at Carr Lodge Park in the centre of Horbury.
The Show regularly attracts several thousand people from Wakefield, Horbury, Ossett, Netherton and surrounding districts. We offer free entrance to all visitors (although we do ask for donations for parking) and all the Rotary Club profits go to local charitable causes. Phoenix Rotary Club is not a commercial organisation, we don't have funds of our own and therefore could not run the Show without the help and financial assistance of our sponsors and supporters – but most importantly the public who turn up on the day.
Plans for the 2015 show are almost complete. Have a look at our Attractions Page which will include:
• A Birds of Prey static and flying displays
• A flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - weather permitting!
In addition to our Food Court areas, 2015 will, for the third year, have a Real Ale bar in the Marquee.
The 2015 Show, like all the others, can’t be put on without financial assistance and we are very grateful once again to our Main Show sponsor Burrows-Mazda-Wakefield (233 Bridge Road, Horbury Bridge see their website). Long established sponsors Richard Kendall, Estate Agent - the leading sales and letting agent in the Wakefield area (who have prominent offices in Horbury - and in Ossett) again help us, joined this year by Kingston Unity Friendly Society and the other sponsors and supporters who are listed on this web page.
We continue to receive strong support from our local Councillors, as well as from members of StreetScene Services and the Neighbourhood Improvement Fund at Wakefield MDC – please see the Fund's WMDC webpage for details of how they may be able to help your organisation. The Trustees of Horbury Common Lands Trust have been generous in their support and in addition the owners of businesses based in Horbury, Ossett and outside the area also support the Horbury Show. All of their respective contributions are invaluable to us - so please follow the links to their websites.
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