A PIECE of Royal Welsh Show history goes on sale at Carmarthen Antiques and Flea Market this month.

With the next in this series of popular antiques events taking place just after the show, a photograph of the then Prince of Wales visiting the Royal Welsh in 1931 is expected to be of great interest.

The black and white image dates from a time before, what is now Europe’s biggest agricultural event, was held in Llanelwedd. When the very first Royal Welsh took place in 1904 it was actually Aberystwyth that hosted the event and the town was home to the show for six years.

Then, in 1910, the Society accepted an invitation from Carmarthenshire Agricultural Society to hold the event in Llanelli. For the next 50 years the Royal Welsh travelled across Wales.

In 1931 it was once again Llanelli’s turn to host the event and the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) made a special visit.

The photograph of the occasion that’s offered for sale was taken by a private individual. It is therefore expected to be of interest to a number of collectors – both photography enthusiasts and fans of the prestigious show as well as those who collect royal memorabilia.

The sale is on Sunday, July 28, at Carmarthen Showground.