THE FAMOUS BAINBRIDGE PENNY FARTHING: The 'famous Bainbridge penny farthing' was on our show stands throughtout our show season in 2014. Mr Bainbridge decided to make this in aid of the Tour De Yorkshire that was happening that year. This show piece soon became very popular and wasn't long before Mr Bainbridge was talking on the radio about his latest project! This penny farthing which is made out of feeder parts has since been hired out to various places for events. It stills proves popular and many people enjoy climbing it to reach the high seat to capture that perfect selfie oppertunity!
RELIANT ROBIN: This Reliant Robin was on our show stands throught our show season in 2015. A lot of hours was spent on this car to get it ready for the shows and it was definitely worth it! This little car was a absolute man magnet! Afterall ' he who dares wins'!
SHOPPING BASKET: This huge shopping basket was on our show stands throughtout our show season in 2016. It was filled with all sorts of small items you can purchase from us including brackets, tines, bolts, bristles and much more! Another great idea by Mr Bainbridge.
BRUSH & SHOVEL: This large scale brush and shovel was a feature on our show stands in 2017. This brush and shovel was also a big hit and has since been hired out for an event in Pateley Bridge! This was made to symbolise 'out with the old and in with the new' way of sweeping up your yard and the rhyme went with it is as follows:
Another day of sweeping the yard
You ask yourself why is this so hard?
Another hour gone...
Sweep, sweep, sweep.......
All day long.
''If only there was some way of making this job easier?'
Along comes the Bainbridge Rotary Sweeper!
GIANT MUG: The giant mug was on our show stands in 2018. Painted in the Bainbridge Engineering colours it definatly stood out on the stands and was great as another little table to display leaflets etc on as it had a wooden top!
CLOCK: This huge working clock was on our show stands throught our show season in 2019. Like the penny farthing this clock was also made out of feeder parts. The clock does actually tell the time and attracted many people to have a closer look at it. Again this was used as a great photo opportunity. A little rhyme also went with the clock:
IT'S BAINBRIDGE TIME!
It's time to buy a new bucket i hear you say.....
Or mabye a brush, to ease the strain of your day?
As time is ticking on the clock,
Why not take a look at our stock?
From buckets to bale spikes and rotary brushes too,
If its quality you are after then Bainbridge Engineering are for you!
Yet again another great show piece by Mr Bainbridge...... all we have to say is, watch this space, something really special will be on our stands in 2020!!
PICTURE GYS 1970: Were you here in the time of yesteryear? This amazing aerial photograph by C H Wood of Bradford of the Great Yorksire Show - 15th July 1970 was displayed on our show stand in 2022. This aerial photograph takes you back to the year 1970 of the Great Yorkshire Show at ‘The Great Harrogate showground’. That year 101,476 people walked through the gates to visit the largest agricultural show in the UK. The show, that year which is held annually on the 2nd Tuesday of July until the following Thursday was held on the 14th - 16th July. The attendance compared to today’s Great Yorkshire show of over 135,000 visitors shows the ever-growing popularity of the agricultural show and for many farmers it is the biggest date on the agricultural calendar!
Moving onto the trade stands, in 1970 there were 451 trade stands compared to the 2019 figures of 988, based on pre covid times. This shows that is has more than doubled the number of businesses exhibiting! When researching this photograph, we managed to find out the number of entries for the animals. These were as follows:
Horses: 945 Cattle: 595 Sheep: 409 Goats: 107 Pigs: 193.
Compared to the 2019 (pre covid) figures of over 8500 animal entries this shows a huge increase over the years! Another increase was the price of the tickets, back in 1970; the most expensive day to visit the show was a Tuesday, the 1st day. For an adult the entrance price was 24 shillings and for a child it was 6 shillings. On the last day the adult entry decreased even more to 10 shillings and the children’s price remained the same as the previous day.
TANDEM: KEEP SAFETY IN MIND, IT WILL SAVE YOUR BEHIND!: 2023, This year it was left up to Lauren and Wendy to design and put together featuring the folding tine bale spike. The idea was to show the dangers of leaving your tines out while not in use when traveling on the roads etc. What better way to show that than 2 scarecrows riding a tandem bike with the caption “Keep safety in mind, it will save your behind!”