Mr John Barron, of Fairview farm, Knocknagulliagh Whitehead, has in his possession a show medal which is over 120 years old.
According to the inscription it was awarded to one of his forefathers for a two-year-old heifer exhibited at a show organised in 1846 by the “Carrickfergus and Kilroot Agricultural Society”.
It is in perfect condition and was engraved by I Parks.
The other side of the medal depicts a cow, a sheep, a pig, a plough and wheat sheaf with a farmhouse in the background.
It is understood that this Society was the forerunner of the present Kilroot (one ‘l’ only) Agricultural Society which, for over 60 years has been running a very successful annual ploughing match.