From army and actors to ducks and dahlias

The trophy winners from Belford Show with show president Lord Walton.
The trophy winners from Belford Show with show president Lord Walton.

THERE were plenty of ducks and excellent cakes as well as appearances from actors and army cadets as north Northumberland’s penultimate show pulled in the crowds last weekend.

The 94th Belford Show, which took place on Saturday, September 24 at St Mary’s C of E Middle School, saw a boost in the number of entries as part of an action-packed line-up.

Show secretary Sandra Hogg said: “It was an absolutely super day. There were a lot more entrants than in previous years.

“The judges said the baking section was exceptional, it was just unbelievable how good the stuff was.

“The entries of flowers and vegetables was down but I presume that’s due to the weather.

“There were new classes in the children’s section and two new cups for my late husband (Nigel Hogg Memorial Trophies) as we are trying to encourage the children to get involved.

“We had a great afternoon.”

The Janet Wakenshaw Trophy for best of the best in show was won by Martin Bell.

The show itself took place on Saturday afternoon but the weekend’s activities had begun the night before with the village fun run.

And after the humans had their turn, the birds took over on Saturday morning, with yellow plastic ducks bobbing down the burn in the duck race.

Saturday also saw an appearance from Belford Army Cadets and one of the classrooms at the school was the venue for Belford Players’ production Showdown at Grownupp Hall.

In the show hall, there was also a cake and produce stall and a bric-a-brac stall to raise money for show funds.