The Lamb Man on the menu at Wooler hotel

Jimmy Bell, The Lamb Man
Jimmy Bell, The Lamb Man

Jimmy Bell, better known as The Lamb Man, is to provide a demonstration of his skills to members of Glendale Agricultural Society.

It is part of the society’s Evening with Northumbrian Lamb being hosted by the Tankerville Hotel in Wooler on October 19.

Jimmy will be joined by professional cook and farmer’s wife Fiona Burn in an examination of Glendale’s most famous product.

Between them they will demonstrate the way to prepare a carcass, and cook and serve up the results. The evening is organised exclusively for members of the GAS, who will be on hand to test and taste the results.

Secretary Rachael Tait said: “It’s fair to say that one of Glendale’s finest products is its lamb. From the top of Cheviot to the valley bottoms, lamb has been reared in this area for generations and never has it been more important to celebrate its versatility. Our speakers and presenters are all passionate about lamb and wish to share their skills for our delight.”

Jimmy and his wife, Kirstie, of East Wingates, Longhorsley, sell their own Texel Cross lambs directly to the public at farmers’ markets across the county and online around the UK.

Following on from this, Fiona, of Barmoor Red House, Lowick, demonstrates cooking different lamb cuts in ways perhaps people haven’t considered before.

The event starts at 7pm for 7.30pm. Places are limited to members of Glendale Agricultural Society and are allocated on a first come first served basis. It is also an opportunity to join the society and experience one of the many benefits of becoming a member.