NOSTALGIA: Remembering Warkworth Show

Judging a cake competition at Warkworth Show in 1990.
Judging a cake competition at Warkworth Show in 1990.

As the Warkworth Show celebrates its 144th anniversary this weekend, we take a look back to when it hit the headlines 25 years ago.

We reported that the future looked promising for the show because ‘more young people than ever’ had submitted entries.

According to the event’s president at the time, Dr Bill Donald, it was the youngsters’ high profile which gave him hope for the future.

He said: “We have had more children exhibitors this year and that is very encouraging. This show has been going on since 1858 but if we don’t interest young people, it is going to go.”