Bill Elisha gets a cup

Bill Elisha was a man of many parts. We know him as chairman of the Parish Council, runner of football clubs which is why the Elisha Field is named after him, a reservist soldier, a keeper of cage birds and poultry, a bee keeper and also as a gardener.

We believe it was in that role that we see him in this photo.

Bill Elisha on the right receives a trophy

Bill Elisha on the right receives a trophy

Our museum information may not be accurate. It tells us that Bill Elisha (on the right) is receiving an unknown cup from Mr Beswick. It goes on to suggest that this is the football field hut.

The flowers on the left do suggest this was some kind of horticultural show and modern technology can help confirm this.

The Farquhar Cup of the Easterton Horticultural Society

The Farquhar Challenge Cup of the Easterton Horticultural Society

With a simple enlargement we can make out that the cup is the Farquhar Challenge Cup of the Easterton Horticultural Society.

We think this dates from the early 1950s when Mr Beswick lived at ‘Willoughby’s’ in Easterton.

Any further help with this photo would be appreciated.

 

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