John Jackson scooped many of the top prizes in North Lonsdale Show's sheep section in 1989. It was a remarkable performance for the Barrow Parks department tractor driver as he only kept sheep for a hobby.

Former farmer John, of Newton, who kept the sheep at his smallholding at Woodbine, won the Supreme Champion award with his shearling sheep.

He also won the champion female shearling section and the best group of three Suffolk females.

A crowd estimated at 3,000 attended the 145th show at Bardsea Park. Show secretary Brenda Edmondson said entries for all cattle classes, including several new categories, were very well supported.

Show president Willliam Towers and his son Mark, of Aldingham, had an outstanding day with their cattle. They won trophies for best dairy heifer, best pair of female cattle, the CC Waite Perpetual Trophy, champion Friesian bull and champion Friesian female.

Supreme champion in the cattle section and champion beef animal was a six-year-old Charolais cow, Calder Valetta, owned by Tony and Phoebe Sharp, of Scales Park Farm, Aldingham.

John Dennison, of Mireside, Millom, won the champion dairy cow prize and W G Case and Son of Stank won the award for supreme champion opposite sex.

Rabbit show secretary Gordon Marshall said there had never been so many entries and Margaret Caine, chair of the ladies committee, said entries in the junior and handicraft sections were up on the previous year.

Temperatures soared to the upper 80s and around 5,000 people attended the North Lonsdale Show in 1990.

Winner of the supreme champion award in the cattle classes was farmer John Dennison with his magnificent two-year-old Holstein Friesian heifer.

Mr Dennison also took three other top prizes in the cattle section.

Also among the prizewinners was Barrow farmer J Taylor, who scooped three top trophies, including the Barrow Corporation Cup for best opposite sex to supreme champion.

In the sheep classes, the supreme champion award went to C and S Harrison, of Grange.