1889 - THE FIRST ANNUAL SHOW - Mr W.D. Allen of West Bradley, Patron of the Society, congratulated the committee on the successful show, and the villagers on the improvement that had been made in Baltonsborough during the past few years. He hoped they would continue to hold the show for many years to come.
1895 - The 7th annual exhibition...has from a small beginning grown into a popular and important fixture in the district and this year is the best that has ever been held during the existence of the Baltonsborough Horticultural Society...In the prize-list will be found the name of Mr George Eavis, which occurs frequently, but the committee disqualified him from taking prizes of account of some of his exhibits not having been grown by himself as required by the rules.
1900 - The entries were not so numerous as last year...the cut flowers and fruit were very good; the vegetable classes were well-filled, but the cucumbers both as a class and in the collection of vegetables were a poor lot.
1904 - In the early part of the evening, sports were held: obstacle race (local)- Five entered and they created a most amusing contest. C. Gill got away well and had a district lead, but unfortunately, through the giving way of part of his wearing apparel, and having to devote attention to its arrangement, he lost his advantage. For 2 or 3 years past Baltonsborough flower show has experienced a run of bad luck in the shape of unpropitious weather, which naturally affected the attendance at the show. This year the fortune was kinder, and the attendance throughout was most satisfactory. The vegetables showed a decided advance in quality compared with previous years, the only thing not up to the general level of excellence being the flowering plants. Obstacle race (boys under 15) - The obstacles were a grating trough which the competitors had to crawl, under a raised pole, and also under a net, this having to be done twice. The net proved to be the most serious obstacle, as it happened to be fixed a trifle too tight, and brought the whole lot to a full stop, the boys creating a great deal of amusement for the spectators in their efforts to wriggle out.