Fine weather and big turnout at Thropton Show

Charlotte Gaff, six, from Thropton, won 15 prizes for her entries along with the trophy for the most points in children's classes and the Doug & Olwyn Young Memorial Trophy. Picture by Joanne Gaff

Charlotte Gaff, six, from Thropton, won 15 prizes for her entries along with the trophy for the most points in children's classes and the Doug & Olwyn Young Memorial Trophy. Picture by Joanne Gaff

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The fine weather helped ensure that the 101st annual Thropton Show and Sports was very well-attended when it took place on Saturday.

Alongside the traditional classes in the industrial and horticultural competitions, there was also the dog show, quoits, wrestling, terrier racing, falconry display and music from the Rothbury Highland Pipe Band.

Michael and Patrick Henry, from Thropton, who won two prizes each. Pictures by Mary Scott

Michael and Patrick Henry, from Thropton, who won two prizes each. Pictures by Mary Scott

The Simonside Fell Race was as popular as ever, attracting more than 100 entries, while there were a few new activities for 2016, such as circus acts.

Gordon Younger, from Snitter, with his prize marrows and friend Doug Mason.

Gordon Younger, from Snitter, with his prize marrows and friend Doug Mason.

Steve Griffiths, from Powburn, was the winner of the Hazel Dodd Memorial Cup. He is pictured with five-year-old border Terrier, Fyffe, and judge Lesley Gosling.

Steve Griffiths, from Powburn, was the winner of the Hazel Dodd Memorial Cup. He is pictured with five-year-old border Terrier, Fyffe, and judge Lesley Gosling.

Polly Farquhar, seven, who won three prizes.

Polly Farquhar, seven, who won three prizes.

The first three in the Fell Race - from left, John Butters (second), Kurt Heron (first) and William Robson (third).

The first three in the Fell Race - from left, John Butters (second), Kurt Heron (first) and William Robson (third).

Lily Scott, six, and Talula Mason, seven, learning some tricks from Duke Loopin.

Lily Scott, six, and Talula Mason, seven, learning some tricks from Duke Loopin.

Jeannie Davy, winner of the Dennis Davidson Memorial Trophy for best flower arrangement.

Jeannie Davy, winner of the Dennis Davidson Memorial Trophy for best flower arrangement.

Quoits doubles winners Harry Kidd, of Thropton, and Jason Davidson, of Rothbury.

Quoits doubles winners Harry Kidd, of Thropton, and Jason Davidson, of Rothbury.