SLIDESHOW: Jolly good show at Whittingham

One of Northumberland’s oldest shows had a bit of a makeover yesterday.

There were a few new additions to Whittingham Show, which has been running since the 1700s, including a dedicated children’s tent which housed special activities for youngsters – art and crafts, face-painting, pottery, a professional storyteller and more.

The children's tent was a popular new addition to Whittingham Show this year. Picture by Jane Coltman

The children's tent was a popular new addition to Whittingham Show this year. Picture by Jane Coltman

But the biggest change was the location – Eric and Jayne Rogerson stepped in at short notice to provide a new field just north of the village, opposite St Mary’s RC Church.

But the show was true to its roots with the usual sheep and dog shows, the exhibition tent with an array of flowers, vegetables, produce, art, crafts and photographs by local people, athletics events and for the first time a climbing wall.

Here is a selection of pictures taken at the event by Gazette photographer Jane Coltman.

Report, results and pictures in Thursday’s Gazette.