Warkworth all set to stage virtual summer show - which means no cake this year for Violet the dog!

When Violet, the black Labrador, slipped her owner’s attention and found her way into the marquee at Warkworth Summer Show, she sniffed out an impressive lemon drizzle cake which had been placed on a table for judging.

Wednesday, 19th August 2020, 11:02 am

Finding it too good to resist, she merrily devoured it! That was a year ago and she has probably been dreaming about it ever since!

They say every dog has his/her day. But this year, the Warkworth Show has turned virtual and is fully online on Saturday, August 22.

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Warkworth Show is being held online this year.

The Warkworth Show is unique in that it is the only summer show in the area to be going ahead.

After March, the Covid-19 pandemic had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of the traditional summer shows and other events but in Warkworth a small band of determined and resolute residents met virtually via Zoom to ensure that the show could go on.

A revised schedule was announced in May ensuring that the unique virtual exhibition will be the best it can be.

The horticultural section of the show maintains some of its traditions whilst also providing an outlet for the many people whose interest in gardening was awakened during lockdown. Exhibitors can show off their flowers, vegetables and fruit, as well as their pot plants.

Violet the labrador who ate the cake at Warkworth Show 2019.

Simon Buist, chairman of the Warkworth Show Committee, said: However, we are also exhibiting people’s baking triumphs and this year there will be no chance of the cakes being eaten by ‘that’ dog! All our passionate sewers and knitters also have a chance to shine and achieve notoriety.”

Simon added: “We are very pleased with the response and have had 330 separate entries into the exhibition, which, along with the winning entries, can be viewed on the website on August 22.”

Being a family show, lots of opportunities have been provided for children of all ages, with classes in art, photography and writing.

This is the 149th Warkworth Show. See it at www.warkworthshow.uk

Elizabeth Ward and her lemon drizzle cake that was half eaten by Violet the labrador at Warkworth Show 2019.

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A virtual meeting of the Warkworth Show working group. Top Row L to R: Simon Buist, Catherine Dowlen, Sandie and Mark Saunders. Middle Row L to R: Graeme Popay, Phil Pearson, Ian and Carole Moyes. Bottom Row L to R: Rachel Parks, Dr James Cox.

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