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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Rusland Show

THE sun arrived in time for an afternoon of sporting and country activities.

Families headed to Whitestock Meadow on Saturday for the 129th Rusland Show.

Around 1,000 people attended the day out, which boasts fell racing, hound trails, and a pet show.

The children’s sports events, such as the sack race, and Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling were strongly contested.

The wrestling competition included wins for; Jack Threlfall in the under 12 years section, Joshua Threlfall in the under 15 years event, Ben Brocklebank in the under 18s category, Connie Hodgson in the girls’ event, Adrian Myers in the 12-and-a-half stone category, and Joe Threlfall in the all weights section.

The visitors also viewed exhibits of flowers, vegetables, home produce, and handicraft. Kendal and District Metal Detecting Club put on an exciting activity for children.
Youngsters, like Hunter Bownass, of Cark, were able to find coins and metal objects buried on the field.

Antony Meanwell, the secretary of Rusland Show, which is organised by the Rusland Valley Horticultural Society, said: “It was throwing it down from 7am until about 11.30am and we were a bit fearful.

But we kept people off the field until midday then the sun came out and it was a fabulous day.

“We always have a good family turnout.”

Mr Meanwell said the show is lucky to have off field parking space which is useful when the ground is wet.

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