Oak Cottage - Loweswater

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Time : Wednesday 27th August 2003

Place: Kirkland, Ennerdale, Cumbria. Uk.

Occasion : The 96 th Ennerdale Agricultural Show

Weather : Beautifully sunny.

Perched high on the fell between Lamplugh and Ennerdale, the showground gave everyone space to move.

Panorama from the car park field looking down over the ground, Knock Murton Fell behind.

The Judging of sheep - best Herdwicks.


Close inspection, and standing back, the judge is left to decide. I don't envy him that job.

The Industry Tent, with the "Best vehicle made from vegatables and cocktail sticks" competition (amongst others).

The winner (red ticket) made innovate use of thick sliced marrow skin as caterpillar tracks !!

Classic miniature "Gardens on a tea tray"


Fancy a Leak ? The fruit and veg section.

Outside there was a small but interesting display of renovated standing engines and old tractors

On the field, there were a host of traditional events from judging heavy horses, a gymkhana, dog handling displays, kids races including a sack race, to the under 12s and under 14s fell races (below).


The fell route led up onto the hill, with the juniors just making the ridge,

to the seniors who had to reach the top summit and back via a more circuitous route.

Traditional Cumberland wrestling for all ages, and for the grown ups, all weights, continued in the main ring.

A great day out . . . Lets hope we get the same weather for the Loweswater show next month.


Technical note: Pictures taken with a Canon IXUS 400 Digital camera.

Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.

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