Newton Agricultural Show

1853

In 1853, with the Vaccination Act dated 1st August, all children born after that date are to receive a compulsory vaccination against smallpox.

Fry's produced their Cream Stick...a predescessor to 'Fry's Cream bar'...the first mass produced chocolate bar.



Where? Newton upon Derwent

Although the show started in Newton upon Derwent...and the society continued to be named after the village, we'll follow the locations throughout the next 30 years as it moved around the area, finally settling in Stamford Bridge.

1854

In 1854, Dr John Snow of York, practising in Soho, London discovered a link between contaminated water and typhoid.

Where? Newton upon Derwent

Although the show started in Newton upon Derwent...and the society continued to be named after the village, we'll follow the locations throughout the next 30 years as it moved around the area, finally settling in Stamford Bridge.

1855

Last minting of the fourpence coin (groat) for use in UK.

The first pillar boxes are installed in London, at the suggestion of Rowland Hill.


Where? Newton upon Derwent

Although the show started in Newton upon Derwent...and the society continued to be named after the village, we'll follow the locations throughout the next 30 years as it moved around the area, finally settling in Stamford Bridge.

1856

Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.

The first of the annual boat races between Cambridge and Oxford Universities.

Where? Newton upon Derwent

Although the show started in Newton upon Derwent...and the society continued to be named after the village, we'll follow the locations throughout the next 30 years as it moved around the area, finally settling in Stamford Bridge.

1857

Sheffield F.C., the world's first football team is foulnded in Sheffield.

Kilburn White Horse was cut in North Yorkshire.


Where? Newton upon Derwent

Although the show started in Newton upon Derwent...and the society continued to be named after the village, we'll follow the locations throughout the next 30 years as it moved around the area, finally settling in Stamford Bridge.

1858

The first GPO wall-mounted post boxes were put into place.

The Great Stink: the stench of sewage from the River Thames affects work in the House of Commons.

Where? Newton upon Derwent

Although the show started in Newton upon Derwent...and the society continued to be named after the village, we'll follow the locations throughout the next 30 years as it moved around the area, finally settling in Stamford Bridge.

1859

Charles Darwin publishes his book 'The Origin of Species'.

The Sporting Life, a racing newspaper is first published.

The first conformation show for dogs in Britain held at Newcastle upon Tyne.

Where? Newton upon Derwent

Although the show started in Newton upon Derwent...and the society continued to be named after the village, we'll follow the locations throughout the next 30 years as it moved around the area, finally settling in Stamford Bridge.

1860

The first nursing school based on the ideas of Florence Nightingale, is opened at St Thomas' Hospital in London.

The Food and Drink Act, 1860, prohibits the adulteration of certain foodstuffs. Cheese was coloured with lead and locally-grown chicory was roasted and added to coffee.

Where? Newton upon Derwent

Although the show started in Newton upon Derwent...and the society continued to be named after the village, we'll follow the locations throughout the next 30 years as it moved around the area, finally settling in Stamford Bridge.

1861

Thomas Cook runs the first package holiday from London to Paris.

American Civil War beaks out, leading to Lancashire Cotton Famine (1861-1865).

Where? Newton upon Derwent

Although the show started in Newton upon Derwent...and the society continued to be named after the village, we'll follow the locations throughout the next 30 years as it moved around the area, finally settling in Stamford Bridge.

1862

The 'Special Scotch Express' first departs from London, King's Cross for Edinburgh over the East Coast Main Line .

Companies Act, 1862, facilitates creation of limited liability companies.

Where? Dunnington

Although the show started in Newton upon Derwent...and the society continued to be named after the village, we'll follow the locations throughout the next 30 years as it moved around the area, finally settling in Stamford Bridge.

1863

Yorkshire County Cricket Club is founded at the Adelphi Hotel, Sheffield.

A scarlet fever epidemic causes over 30,000 deaths.

Where? Kexby

Although the show started in Newton upon Derwent...and the society continued to be named after the village, we'll follow the locations throughout the next 30 years as it moved around the area, finally settling in Stamford Bridge.