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The three days' show of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society was begun at Halifax on Tuesday. The entries are more numerous than they were at Hull, the amount of prize being 2160, the largest yet given by the society. There was some falling off in the attendance as compared with Hull, the weather being exceedingly unpropitious. The Prince of Wales has eight entries, and is the winner of two prizes.

The annual show in connection with the Denbighshire and Flintshire Agricultural Society was held on the same day at Denbigh. This year the society, in conjunction with the local Denbigh committee, offer upwards of 400 in prizes. The entries were as numerous as on past occasions, the exhibition being successful in all departments, notably shorthorn and Hereford cattle, horses, pigs, and sheep. The annual dinner took place in the Townhall.

The Leicestershire Agricultural Show was held at Leicester last week in brilliant weather. There were nearly 1000 entries, and the show proved the best of any county held this year. The awards amounted to 1250, and there was a large proportion of first-class Royal winners shown. The agricultural horses were a splendid display. Hunters were a remarkably fine lot, and were about 200 in number.

At a conference of landowners, farmers, hop and market gardeners, principally of Kent and Surrey, held on Monday at the Bridge House Hotel, London Bridge, to protest against the impost of the extraordinary tithe which attached to certain products of the soil, a resolution was unanimously passed declaring the tithe an unfair tax, injurious both to producers and consumers.

Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2257—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, August 5, 1882, p.139