New venue for one of county’s oldest shows

Whittingham Show 2014
Whittingham Show 2014

The summer batch of the industrial and horticultural shows continues this week with one of the county’s oldest events.

Whittingham Show has been running since the 1700s and its committee have made sure it has remained true to its roots.

For this year’s event on Saturday there are a few new editions, the biggest of which is the change in location.

This year, Eric and Jayne Rogerson stepped in at short notice to provide the new field, which is just north of the village, opposite St Mary’s RC Church on the Glanton road.

In addition to this, a dedicated children’s tent is to be erected where there will special activities for youngsters including art and crafts, face-painting, pottery, a professional storyteller and more.

There is plenty of other entertainment on the show field with the regular sheep and dog shows, athletics events and for the first time a climbing wall, which will be supervised by highly skilled staff.

The show will also have the return of Mark French and his selection of birds of prey, and his the popular falconry flying display.

And it would not be complete without the local support for the main exhibition marquee with an array of flowers, vegetables, produce, art, crafts and photographs, all by local people.

Exhibits should be staged by 10.30am, with the fun starting at 12.30pm. See www.whittinghamshow.co.uk