Showing off in the county’s countryside

NORTH Northumberland plays host to a triple bill of country shows at the weekend.

Ingram Show, Longframlington and Brinkburn Show and Bamburgh Show all take place this Saturday.

Ingram Show is a traditional village show, featuring horticultural and industrial sections, sheep dog trials, sheep show, dog show, pony sports, terrier racing and sports for children and adults.

It takes place in the Ingram valley and runs from 1pm onwards.

For more information, contact James Shell on 07792 115001.

The Longframlington and Brinkburn Show is still going strong after more than 25 years and takes place at Longframlington Memorial Hall from 2pm onwards.

It will feature classes for fruit, vegetables, flowers, cookery, handicraft and photography, and there will be music from Rothbury Highland Pipe Band.

There will also be a sale of exhibits at the end of the show.

Contact Simon Hadden on 0191 2752051 or 01665 570023, or Veronica Thomson on 01665 570807 for more information.

Bamburgh Show is based at the Pavilion beneath Bamburgh Castle.

It features flowers, cookery and all the usual selections as well as a pet show, and there will also be croquet, willow-weaving, musical entertainment and a coconut shy.

There is plenty to keep children entertained, with shows, amusements, sports and more.

This year’s theme for the children is castles.

Children’s activities and viewing of exhibits in the Pavilion is from 2pm.

Entry £1 for adults, U16s free.

For more information, contact Judy Cowen on 01668 214584.