The Towers family bagged most of the cattle trophies for the second year running at the North Lonsdale Show in 1993.

And what the Towers owners of the show’s Bardsea Park site failed to clinch in the family name they won as part of the Atlantic Dream Syndicate.

Roxy, a Canadian Holstein, was the syndicate’s dream ticket, winning the trophies for Supreme Champion Animal and Champion Diary Cow.

Syndicate member Mark Towers, of Colt Park Farm, Aldingham, said he was delighted with the results: “It’s the first time we have shown her, but now she’ll do six of seven shows in the next few weeks. I’m really pleased.

“My daughters Rose and Anna have won things in the calf class too, so it’s been a good day.”

The show’s secretary, Brenda Edmondson, was delighted with the day too.

She said: “Considering the weather we have had this week we have got a really good turn out and everybody seems to be enjoying themselves.”

More than 2,000 people packed the ground and, despite the occasional drizzle, enjoyed the day.

Marquees lined the path to the sheep and cattle enclosures and housed the arts and crafts exhibits as well as the giant fruits and flowers in the produce classes.

Flower displays, applique cushions, fruit cake and the best home brews were all on display and vying for the coveted best of class certificates.

Competitors from as far afield as Dunstable were displaying their wares and waited anxiously outside until the judging was over.

Most of the day had a particularly strong following among picnickers who crowded around the ground with deck chairs.

There was a mini-fairground with a twister and roundabouts and numerous trade stalls.

Trophy winners included:

Supreme Champion Animal, Male or Female W S Towers and Partners, Aldingham.

Champion Diary Cow W S Towers and Partners, Aldingham.

Best Diary Heifer J A Fell, Newbiggin.

Best Maiden Dairy Heifer G and E Stable and Sons, Urswick.