On this day in Yorkshire 1932

Great Yorkshire Show at Temple Newsam

To-day the live stock exhibits for the Great Yorkshire Show — to be held at Temple Newsam. Leeds, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday next — will begin to arrive, and the inflow will be continuous over the week-end.

The equipment of the showyard is now complete, and the only thing needed to ensure the fullest success of the Show is fine weather.

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On the second day (Wednesday), the Duke and Duchess of York will honour the Show with a visit.

According to the programme issued yesterday by the Lord Mayor (Alderman F. B. Simpson) the Royal party will arrive at the Central Station at 1.58 p.m. from London. They will be met by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, and by the Town Clerk Mr. T. Thornton, and will proceed at once by motor-car to the show ground.

Airmen’s Escape: Leap from buring ‘plane

Three airmen attached to the Royal Air Force Bombing School at North Cotes, Lincolnshire, had narrow escapes yesterday when a Handley Page twin-engined bomber crashed on the aerodrome and burst into flames.

Carrying a crew of three, the machine was returning from an experimental flight when a wing tip caught a sandhill and the ‘plane was overturned. In a few seconds it was a mass of flames.

The men leapt clear just as the flames shot up. When the aerodrome fire brigade rushed to the scene, they were ordered back because of the danger from the explosion of live ammunition and practice bombs, and the machine was allowed to burn out.

The crew had a remarkable escape. The machine was actually blazing when they jumped clear.

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