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Royal Agricultural Society of England

From Graces Guide
1960.

Commonly refered to as the RASE, the English Agricultural Society was founded in 1838 and two years later it was incorporated as The Royal Agricultural Society of England. It was pre-dated by the Bath and West Society (1777), Highland Society (1784) and the Smithfield Club (1798) which continued to arrange their own shows.

RASE

1834 The Highland Society was renamed the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.[1]

1838 May 9th. The Founding meeting of the English Agricultural Society was held at the Freemasons' Tavern with Earl Spencer in the Chair. It was based on the formation of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, recognising the need for a more scientific approach to agriculture [2]

1838 December 18th. First full meeting of the committee and members held at their rooms in Cavendish square. [3]

1839 Held a meeting at Queen's College, Oxford

1839 Philip Pusey was appointed Chairman of the Journal Committee.

1840 Received a Royal Charter; name changed to reflect this. The annual meeting would be at Downing College, Cambridge.[4]

1840 At the 1840 meeting, Josiah Parkes, M. Inst. C.E., was appointed consulting engineer

1848 On the retirement of Mr Parkes, Charles Edwards Amos was appointed Consulting Engineer to the Royal Agricultural Society of England

1870 Mr. Amos relinquished the post of Consulting Engineer after the Oxford Show in 1870

c.1903 A short railway line was built from Park Royal Station to serve a small goods station and large island platform adjoining the show ground of the Royal Agricultural Society. The first show on the new ground was in 1903.

Journals

Shows


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Sept. 8, 1855
  2. The Times, Thursday, May 10, 1838
  3. The Times, Wednesday, Dec 19, 1838
  4. The Times Mar. 31, 1840
  • The History of the Royal Agricultural Society of England 1839-1939 by Professor J. A. Scott Watson.