Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | August 30, 2014

Artifact of the Week. Ayrshire Cattle Trophy, Newington Agricultural Society.


Sterling Silver Trophy awarded to Melvin Begg of Maplehurst Farm in Moose Creek in 1914 and 1915 for his Ayrshire Cattle. The Merchant Bank of Canada Cup was a Special Prize given by the Newington Agricultural Society for Best Group of Three Cattle with Pedigree to consist of one Male and two Female.

The Cup along withe the following ribbon and and stationary were donated by Ron Begg to the Cornwall Community Museum.


The Begg Family raised pedigree Ayrshire cattle at Maplehurst Farm.


A postcard depicting Maplehurst Farm.  The farm is now gone.


Victor Begg (1849 – 1926, married to Martha Blair, 1850 – 1924) was the first of the Begg Family to raise Ayrshires.


Collete bridge uniform 153

A ribbon from the Stormont County Fair, Newington, circa 1930 for Ayrshires.

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