AS the day dawned, the clouds parted above a north Northumberland village ahead of its annual show last weekend.
So the 96th Thropton Show and Sports took place in glorious sunshine on Saturday.
Alongside all of the usual entries in the horticultural, industrial and children’s sections, the showfield hosted a dog rally, quoits, terrier racing, pony sports and music from the Rothbury Highland Pipe Band.
For the first time in 27 years at the show, a tug-of-war contest took place, this time for the Phillip Easton Memorial Trophy, and was won by the team of Mark Charlesworth, Steven Bridgett, Darren Smith, Tony Irving and David Troup.
Earlier in the afternoon, Phil Sanderson was victorious in the Simonside Fell Race.
Show chairman Melanie Scott said: “Despite the weather yesterday, it’s turned out to be a brilliant day. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day.
“The show has been well supported as usual.”