Memories of Westwoodside Show

Harry Snow, of Haxey looks at old photographs of the area he has. Picture: Andrew Roe
Harry Snow, of Haxey looks at old photographs of the area he has. Picture: Andrew Roe
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This picture is sure to bring back fond memories for people who visited Westwoodside Show over the years.

Held annually for more than 60 years, the one-day show regularly attracted hundreds of visitors.

George Fotheringham at Westwoodside Show. Picture: Andrew Roe

George Fotheringham at Westwoodside Show. Picture: Andrew Roe

Seen enjoying himself at the event in the picture above is George Fotheringham, joint general secretary of Westwoodside Agricultural Society.

The picture was taken by Isle resident Harry Snow, who has amassed a huge collection of photographs over the years.

The 90-year-old former builder and painter and decorator, of Epworth Road, Haxey, estimates he has taken more than 1000 pictures from the 1940s right up to present day.

Mr Snow, a grandfather-of-two, said: “I have always enjoyed taking pictures. I got in touch after I recognised one of the people in the picture as my uncle in a previous column.

“There are pictures of everything, nature, landscapes, community events, jubilee celebrations, bank holiday gatherings.

“I have always been a keen photographer. I like getting the pictures out every now and again to have a look at them. It brings back nice memories for me.”