New Keighley Show chief has family links

Organisers of the annual Keighley Show have appointed a new president.

Tim Robinson, Market Street development director for Morrisons supermarkets, was chosen at the latest annual meeting of Keighley & District Agricultural Show Society.

He has been involved with the event for many years, following in the footsteps of his father, Barry Robinson, who held the office of president in 1982 and 2007.

Other officials elected are chairman William Mitchell, secretary Katrina Thackray and treasurer and president elect Christine Highley.

A show spokesman said: “Our retiring president, Jean Harker, of Oakworth, said despite being very disappointed the 2012 show had to be cancelled due to extremely wet ground conditions, she had thoroughly enjoyed what was in effect her second year as president. She thanked everyone for making it a memorable day.

“Chairman William Mitchell presented Jean with a photograph album as a memento of show day. He also thanked everyone involved for their continued assistance and hard work.

“He stressed the importance of this support, particularly following what had been a difficult year financially due to the enforced cancellation the year before.”

He added: “Every effort had been made to make the 2013 show a success, and we were very pleased with the outcome. The show has grown in popularity and strength during the past few years.

“It costs in the region of £35,000 per year to stage and our members have been reminded that continued stringent measures are important to ensure its future.

“We’re looking for businesses, organisations and individuals to help support the occasion. A range of sponsorship packages to suit all budgets is available and we’re now taking bookings for trade stands and for space in the craft and local food marquee.”

People can go online to keighleyshow.co.uk for more details about the 2014 event, which takes place on September 6.

They can also e-mail secretary@keighley-show.co.uk as well as tradestands@keighley-show.co.uk, or call 01535 633852 and 07916 434088 to find out how to support this year’s event.

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