Goodwood – Showgrounds/Skougronde

1954 – The Cape’s First Show at Goodwood

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Here you can see some of the open-air industrial exhibits and commercial stalls, as viewed from the grandstand. The tractor bus used by visitors to comfortably view the whole of the vast grounds is also visible. (The Cape Times Weekend Magazine, 3 April 1954)

Jets flyover causes mayhem

During the biggest parade of cattle ever witnessed in the Cape Peninsula, four Vampire jet planes screamed low over the arena during an exhibition flight. Many prize beasts almost stampeded and some children burst into tears, fearing the worst. (The Cape Times, 1 April 1954)

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