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Northern England flower show reaches its 100th year

by webdev

April 14, 2011

The 100th Harrogate Spring Flower Show in England is scheduled for this week, according to the Sunday Sun.

The history of this event dates back to January 1911, when individuals from northern England expressed their frustration about traveling south to attend these flower shows. Therefore, a couple of towns - including of Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester, Harrogate and Bradford - began meeting in an attempt to organize their own shows. The organization that they formed, which was called the North of England Horticultural Society, was put on pause during World War I, but resumed in 1921. In 1927, the society aimed to have a show twice a year, in the autumn and in the spring to create a tradition that has been upheld ever since, according to the news source.

"People have long associated this town with beautiful flower displays and that’s mainly because of the show," Arthur Ball, who has been visiting the show for the past 40 years, told the news source.

For reaching this milestone, there will be several gardens and displays showcased - even more than previous years. In addition, students from various schools will participate in tending some of the gardens that are displayed at the show, according to Ilkeston Today.

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