NEXT Wednesday a traditional racecouse will be home to the Shetland Pony Grand National as Cartmel Show offers its wonderful mix of fun and traditions to South Cumbrian countryside enthusiasts.

To Mark this year's event we have turned the clock back 25 years to some of the events and trophy winners from 1994.

This year's Cartmel Show brings everything from country crafts and cooking to the best of livestock and event terrier racing to the parkland setting of Cartmel Racecourse.

The Mail, on August 4 in 1994, noted that Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Michael Jopling was the show president.

He said: "This is one of the great one-day country shows."

Among the prizes he handed out were three to Cartmel's Penelope Porter in the village industries section.

Barrow's St Andrew's Pipe Band, led by drum major Derek Coyle, provided the music.

The supreme champion in 1994 was Canadian Holstein dairy cow Aldingham Al Rosina, owned by Aldingham farmer Mark Towers.

Mr Towers was on holiday in France saw the Colt Park Farm herdsman Andrew Gregson picked up the trophy at a show attended by close to 5,000 people.

You can find out more about this year's event on the website at