2017 Westmorland County Show - photo special
PUBLISHED: 00:00 06 November 2017
The 218th Westmorland County Show welcomed HRH The Prince of Wales
2017 Westmorland Show
Carolyn Fletcher of Appleby presenting her Hereford Bull in the Senior Bull class
Time for a selfie, Caz Mosley with her Hebridean sheep
The crowds gather to watch Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales presents rosettes to the prize winners in the Boys Under 15 Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling class
Outdoor demonstrations at the show
Visitors enjoy the demonstrations in the food theatre
Pupils from Hornby St Margaret's Primary School experiment with flame tests
Tom Stable of Bolton Manor Farm, Little Urswick was awarded Interbreed Dairy Champion. Photographed here with Anna and Alfie Stable
Competing for Working Terrier
Wooden Stick Judges; Ben Lucas and Harold Mason holding the reserve champion and champion winning sticks
Kim Swetman with Silver Cloud Sun Star which won Suri Champion White
Michael Malin won 1st prize 2 year old shire for Glenys Dodd with Burlington Park Zak
Inspection by the judges
Stephen Horrocks (far right) of Gale Farm Longhorns in Lancaster won 1st prize in his class with his Longhorn pairs (Photographed here with Karen McKeeman and John Maxwell)
Marianne Woodend and Melissa Spencer of Bakery at No.4, Kendal
Members of the Cumbria branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association; George Allonby, George Edington, Harry Desmond, Stuart Saunders and Graham Gill
John Geldard (President, Westmorland County Agricultural Society), Ruth Rigg (Cumbria-Westmorland WI Federation Chairman) and Rachel Geldard (President's Wife)
Beautiful sunshine and blue skies welcomed nearly 4,000 visitors to the 218th Westmorland County Show, including His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
Arriving by helicopter, HRH enjoyed a tour of the showground taking in many highlights in between talking to producers, exhibitors and visitors. His visit was rounded off with Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling, where he presented prizes to the under 15s.
Other sights and sounds included cattle classes, which featured Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis as a judge, pigs, alpacas and sheep, where entries hit a record high. Entertainment in the Main Ring proved popular and included impressive carriage driving, heavy horse turnouts, dog and duck display and the Vale of Lune Harriers.
The new Equine Village was also hailed a success. There were also various marquees: Learning for Life and WI and County Show, alongside the Food Hall and Theatre with appearances from many chefs including Phil Vickery.