25 years ago this week: Friday, September 19, 1986

INCREASED entries and a fine day made Saturday’s Ingram show one of the best on record.

With entries topping the 1,000 mark, organisers were well pleased with the standard of exhibits in the industrial and horticultural tent, which was described by many as the best ever seen at Ingram.

It was a highly successful day for the Breamish Valley residents who took three of the five trophies in the tent.

National Park head warden, Mr Jimmy Givens, of Brandon, won the Linhope Salver for gaining the most points in the horticultural and industrial classes, while Mrs June Oliver, of Hartside, collected the J Wilson confined cup for her plain sandwich cake, which was judged the best exhibit in the baking classes.

Mrs Mary Nelson, of Low Bleakhope, won the new Jack Grey Memorial Cup for her embroidered picture, which the judges decided was the best entry in the strong handicraft classes.

The Ladies’ Rosebowl for most points in the cookery and handicraft sections were won by Mrs Kathy Gallon, of Chillingham Newtown, who collected five first prizes for her baking.

Pupils from nearby Branton School gave strong support to the children’s classes, and for the first time this year, all painting and handwriting entries were displayed in the village hall on the showfield.