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Dedicated to the memory of our heroes

Remembering the bravery of local men who served their country in the First World War will be brought into floral focus at Warkworth Show.

Sponsored by Warkworth and Amble District Royal British Legion, the Jubilee Cup will be dedicated to their memory.

Within the show’s floral art section, entrants will be asked to produce a predominantly red exhibit under the heading Warkworth Remembers Its Men WW1 1914.

The show, at Warkworth Castle on Saturday, August 16, will also include other Great War references such as a poem for the Writers Trophy to include the words ‘poppy red’ and a competition for Acklington Women’s Institute members to make plum and apple jam based on a wartime recipe.

Show chairman Chris Howliston said: “As we commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the start of the war, we felt it was very important that the show recognises those local men who gave their lives in the service of their country.”

The 143rd annual show is packed with hundreds of classes from fruit, flowers and photography to honey and handicrafts.

The schedule, which includes entry forms for all classes, can be downloaded at www.warkworthshow.co.uk

The show opens at noon. Admission is £6 adults, £5 concessions, £3 children £15 family, free to under-fives and English Heritage members.

 

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