The first Bentham Show was held on 14th October 1857. During its history it has missed only 14 years due to major events such as the wars and foot and mouth disease. The 141st show was held in September 2013.
Quite a few of the photographs were taken at Millholme, the recreation ground at High Bentham and this is evident if one studies the background. The show was held here for many years but other venues have been Big Bank (also known as Brown Cow Field on the left hand side of Robin Lane where the bungalows are now built), Tennant House Lots, Burrow Barn, Bellfleckers Field (opposite Moonsacre) and Bentham Auction Mart.