Towneley – 1850s the best shorthorns in Great Britain

A herd of shorthorn cattle was started at Towneley in 1849. In the next fourteen years the herd won 26 gold medals and over one hundred other trophies at agricultural shows across Great Britain, Ireland and France. In September 1857, the French Ambassador, Count de Persigny, visited Towneley to see the shorthorns. When the herd was sold on March 17th 1864, over 3,000 people from all over Britain came for the sale.

Cattle sale at Towneley in 1864

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