Wrestling fans and country lovers make it a big year for the Westmorland Show

PUBLISHED: 13:26 24 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:10 20 February 2013

Wrestling fans and country lovers make it a big year for the Westmorland Show

Wrestling fans and country lovers make it a big year for the Westmorland Show

Grappling fans and country lovers make it a big year for the Westmorland Show

Cumberland Wrestling or an impromptu audition for the next series of Strictly? Whatever it was, these plucky lads were giving it their all and they didnt let a little rain spoil their fun.

An appreciative audience urged them on as the youngsters showed there was a future for the ancient sport of Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling which, some experts believe, has its origins in Viking times.

The fact that almost 30,000 people turned out to see the Westmorland Show also proved that there is a future for our country shows. According to secretary Christine Knipe, the Crooklands ground attracted the second highest attendance in recorded history.

The event, now in its 213th year, is the oldest one day agricultural show in the country and it shows every sign of being with us for many more years to come. What a shame Lancashire cant match it

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