With the support of Lord Rothschild the Tring Agricultural Show had expanded to become one of the best one day shows of its kind. When war was declared in August 1914 the show was due to take place on the following Thursday. As most of the preparations were well underway it was decided to go ahead, although the military band had to be cancelled. For details of what happened on the day see the report in the Bedfordshire Advertiser.
I have also set up a special page of Old Tring News, to make it easier to locate items referring to Tring and the surrounding villages, such as Long Marston and Wigginton.