Miss Porter’s House Display
Show champions’ legacy lives on
Miss Porter’s House is a historical home belonging to the National Trust, previously owned by Hazel Porter until her death. But it’s her mother who made history at the Newcastle Regional Show, in the handcraft section.
Florence Porter, née Jolley, entered her wares such as doilies, coat hangers, and covers for jugs of milk and trays of sandwiches. She was a regular competitor during the 1930s and 1940s at the Newcastle and other Hunter Region shows. She won 150 certificates over this period.
Turn the clock forward 80 years and the Newcastle Show is proud to have the Porter ladies back – See Florence, Ella and Hazel’s historic show certificates and examples of prize-winning craft from yesteryear at the Miss Porter’s House display in the Exhibition Centre