Thousands delight at Cockermouth Show


Crowds turned out in their thousands for Cockermouth Show, which once again failed to disappoint.

The hard-working show committee have got pretty much all bases covered.

From the well-contested livestock classes, horses and industrial tent to the trade stands, vintage vehicles, meerkats and crafts, there is something for all the family.

The gun dog class was new for this year. Champion was working dog Chester, an English spaniel owned by Robert Armstrong, of Towers Lane.

Champion sheep went to Johnathan Norman, of Setmurthy, near Cockermouth, for his Charolais.

“It’s a great feeling, I won last year with her brother,” said Johnathan.

His mother, Lana, was showing her goats, and his father, David, was also showing Charolais.

Cockermouth farmers Adam Brown and his sister Jemma Marrs were both showing sheep .

Crowds enjoyed the many horse events, with competitors ranging in age from five to 60-plus.

“It’s gone really well. Everyone spends so much time preparing for the show, from the smallest Shetland to the biggest heavy horse,” said horse secretary Leah Coe.

*Even more photos in Monday's News & Star

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