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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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Lowick Show 2013

A COUNTRY show has been hailed a great success – despite being dogged by wet weather for the second successive year.

Lowick Show took place on Saturday, but despite heavy rain throughout the morning, organisers said entries across classes at the event were up on previous years.

The show, now in its 157th year, was back to strength after a number of classes and stalls were cancelled due to torrential rain in 2012.

John Longmire, vice-president of the show, said: “The weather has been disappointing but at least the show has run.

“There’s been an excellent turnout of sheep, cattle and horses and I’d like to thank all those people for entering.

“It’s vitally important for the area to keep the smaller shows going.

“People come and have a day out and it’s great for the community spirit.”

Gary McClure, who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest cooked Cumberland sausage, was at the event.

He said: “The weather is bad but the show has been fantastic.

“It’s about time people started to look at Cumbrian food and what we have to offer.”

Tim Cook, of Spark Bridge, is a Lowick Show regular. He said: “It’s a shame it’s so wet but there is still quite a few people who have turned out for it.

“It’s good to see the home produce tent getting bigger and bigger each year.”

Ian Rawlinson was showing his British blue cattle along with his sons Robert and Richard – who both picked up trophies for their stock.

He said: “My boys have each won C-mex cups. They run four shows – Cartmel, North Lonsdale, Broughton and Lowick and there are points totted up at each.

“Richard picked up most improved stock handler and Robert won the C-mex challenge cup.”

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