Crowds enjoy the show that has it all

RECORD-BREAKING attempts, motorbike stunts and a pair of Clydesdale horses made for another brilliant Glendale Show.

With more than 385 sheep, 300 dogs, 67 goats, 11 cows and vegetables, flowers and baking thrown into the mix the 119th event has been hailed a success.

A packed programme of events saw around 14,000 people visit the Wooler showground on Bank Holiday Monday.

There were more than 250 trade stands, with a food marquee and countryside marquee as well as live music and a specially created children’s education area.

And in the main ring, crowds cheered as The Devil’s Horsemen wowed with their Cossack-style tricks, The Jamie Squibb Freestyle Stunt team jumped 50ft and 65ft in the air and the 3Sixty Bicycle Display Team attempted the Guinness World Record for the highest vertical drop on a bicycle.

President Michael Walton said: “It is a marvellous show. Stock entries are well up and there is an extremely good show of sheep.”

Acting chief livestock assistant Andrew Walton added: “There is a larger and better show of stock. The cattle section is very impressive and the sheep section is strong. It has taken a few years since foot and mouth to get it built up again. But this year it is really good.”

And the horticultural and industrial sections were on par with previous years.

Marion Lockhart, industrial secretary, said: “It has been much better than we expected.

“We are very pleased with the exhibits in the industrial section and it has gone very well.”

There was also a competition for the committee to grow the best marrow with Nick Hargreaves taking first place.