CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Lancashire Life today CLICK HERE

The Countess of Wessex visits the 2018 Westmorland County Show

PUBLISHED: 00:00 29 October 2018

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex on a tour of the show

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex on a tour of the show

New event president Sophie, Countess of Wessex, tours this year’s Westmorland County Show

Exceptional examples of breeds wowed the crowds as 30,000 visitors flocked to the annual Westmorland County Show, held at Crooklands near Kendal. One of the largest one day shows in the country, it was voted 2018 Tourism Event of the Year.

The new president, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, was this year’s special guest and she looked happy and relaxed as she chatted to judges and handed out rosettes and trophies to owners of some of the champions of the breeds. Chief Executive Christine Knipe gave the Countess a tour of the show ground saying that it had been wonderful to have another royal guest, following the visit of the Prince of Wales last year. ‘It’s just a privilege to be able to showcase Cumbrian agriculture in this way. We’ve got a lot visitors here from throughout the UK and we’ve heard nothing but compliments about the standard and quality of the event we put on,’ said Christine.

More from Out & About

Art is just one of the many attraction on offer in this busy Lakeland town.

Read more
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Garstang is a lovely old market town and the perfect place to walk off the Christmas dinner. John Lenehan reports

Read more
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Christmas traps many people indoors so it is nice to get out into the wild and breathe in some fresh air. The Wildlife Trust’s Alan Wright finds a hidden corner where you can look out for lots of birds

Read more
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

This pretty coastal town has an irresistible pulling power for people wanting to set up their own business and that’s good news for locals and visitors

Read more
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

This Lancashire city is transforming itself into a centre for the best food and drink, hospitality and heritage

Read more
Friday, November 16, 2018

With the West Pennine Moors and the summits of Rivington Pike and Winter Hill right on its doorstp, Bolton has plenty of options for walkers.

Read more
Monday, November 12, 2018

Lytham Hall was the spectacular setting for a glittering weekend of steam engines, tractors, cars and family fun.

Read more

Barrowford is one of Lancashire’s most stylish towns but it also has some quirky tales to tell

Read more

The busy West Lancashire village of Parbold scores highly for natural beauty and community spirit

Read more

The two-and-a-half year initiative to preserve the remains of the copper mines.

Read more
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Books by Lancashire writer Paula Daly are being filmed in the Lakes by the Broadchurch team for a six-part TV drama starring Rochdale’s Anna Friel

Read more
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fact and fiction merge to create a tale of murder and kidnap in a novel based on Rufford Old Hall by National Trust volunteer Margaret Lambert

Read more

Liverpool has always buzzed, even in its darker days, but today it’s booming, and underpinning the resurgence are institutions with roots deep in the Merseyside soil

Read more
Friday, November 2, 2018

With carpets of damp fallen leaves and rotting deadwood covering woodlands, autumn is the time when fungi of all shapes and sizes thrive. The Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Molly Toal explores the mushroom kingdom.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Subscribe or buy a mag today

Local Business Directory

Property Search