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MACCLESFIELD AND THE CHESHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. ALLEGED DELIBERATE SNUB. A meeting of the Macclesfield and District Chamber of Agriculture was held in the Town Hall, Macclesfield, on Tuesday, Mr. Jabez Wright (chairman) presiding.—The Mayor of Macclestield laid before the meeting a letter which he had received from Mr. Beckett, the secretary to the Cheshire Agricultural Society, asking permission for a deputation to wait upon him with a view of considering the advisability of holding the next show of the Cheshire Agri- cultural Society at Macclesfield.—Mr. R. Brown, the secretary to the Chamber, said that in 1890 Macclesfield was approached with a view to the annual show of that year being held there. The question was taken up most enthusiastically, and Macclesfield, with the then Mayor (Alder- man T. Crew) at its head, raised the guarantee fund, about 9200 or X300, made all preparations, settled upon the ground, and appointed a local committee. A few days before the local committee was to have met the County Committee, however, influence was brought to bear in favour of the show being held at Congleton, with the result that Macclesfield, after finding the money and making all preparations for the show, was deliberately snubbed and insulted and held us up to contumely. The gentlemen who had been foremost in the matter in Macclesfield then and there decided that if ever the Cheshire Agricul- tural Society wanted to come to Macclesfield again they would be the first to oppose it, and he (Mr. Brown) was perfectly convinced that if the society wanted to come to Macclesfield they would have considerable difficulty in raising the guarantee fund.—Ultimately the following resolution was passed:—" This Chamber, having heard from the Mayor that a deputation is about to wait upon his Worship with respect to the holding of the Cheshire Agricultural Society's Show in Macclesfield, is of opinion- seeing that there is now a most successful Agricultural Society in the district, whose show is annually held in Adlington Park—that there is no need for the holding of an additional show in Macclesfield, and that it would not be in the interests of existing organisations to invite the Cheshire Agricultural Society to hold its show here."

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