The picture below was sent to me by John Warburton. It shows his great grandfather Thomas Warburton (on the right) with Sir Gilbert Greenhall, First Lord Daresbury, at the Warrington Horse Show.
The origins of the Warrington Horse Show go back to the late 1880’s, and Thomas attended from the start until his death in 1930. He was a great friend of Lord Daresbury who was President of the show in the 1920s.
Thomas was from the Weaverham clan and a group of his descendants are presenting a trophy in name. It will be presented for the first time at this year’s event for the Best in Class Heavy Horse. The event takes place on May 29th at Tabley Park, near Knutsford, Cheshire.
If you are in the area and fancy a day out you may well meet some fellow Warburtons.