August 1914 was the very last one of peace time as it was held on 3rd August, the day before war was declared. Ascott played Harrow Wanderers at cricket, the famous Carl Heubert’s Hungarian band performed, as well as the Royal Naval Reserve Band, and the highlight of the day was the Flying Man. The Carl Heubert Band patron was Mr. Alfred Rothschild and had played in front of the Royal Family. Unfortunately it was a very wet afternoon, and though Mr. Birchenough performed his flying display he was called back to Hendon part way through. Mr. Birchenough was a flying instructor at the Graeme White School at Hendon as well as racing planes.
Though a quiet show was held in 1915 by 1916 the Flower Show was abandoned.