Oak Cottage - Loweswater

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Date : Thursday 15th September 2005.

Location : Cornhow Farm, Loweswater, in the Lorton Valley of Cumbria, UK.

Occasion : The Loweswater and Brackenthwaite Agricultural Show 2005

Details : Traditional live stock and competitions, craft stalls and cookery demonstrations.

Weather : A gentle rain for a lot of the day, but not enough to affect the Show ground or dampen spirits.

For the second year running the Show was held on Cornhow Farm, opposite the Barn Tearooms on the Lorton Road.

The weather was damp most of the day and the poor weather forecast had probably discouraged a few visitors, but the weather didn't affect the proceedings unduly and all the events went ahead as planned.

The Cattle Class in the main ring.

The Hound Competitions in the side ring.

Prize Shearling Tup
The Sheep Classes

The spectators appeared to enjoy themselves . . . fortified with coffee and refreshments at lunchtime.

Jo. myself, Barry, Liz, Ann and John P.

The Junior Fell Race, organised by Lorton School.

In the Barn, the Craft Fair had numerous stalls selling jewellery, cards, walking sticks, woollens, furniture, and the WI Stall selling home made cakes and preserves.

Bright colours on the Wool Stall


On the field the handicraft and home made produce of the valley was displayed and judged in the "Industrial Tent"

Classes included Needlework and Stitch craft, Herbs and Flowers, Baking, Photography, Jams and Savouries, and children's competitions from decorated plates to handwriting.


Prizes and Rosettes for the winners.


Flowers in an Eggcup
Harvest Festival


Bread and Cakes, Butter and Eggs on display
"All well behaved pets welcome"

The Senior Fell Race - from the Show field, across the road

and halfway up Hopegill's Dodd Fell and back.

Winner and second place return to the field.

The World Owl Trust from Muncaster . . .
with their Barn, Long Eared and Eagle Owls

In this short report we haven't mentioned the Heavy Horses and Shetland ponies, the Jumping and Carriage Driving,

the Made in Cumbria Tent , the Cockermouth MRT, and the many stalls selling everything from plants to children's kites,

but I hope at least that we have given you a flavour of the day.

Click here for archive pictures from the Shows - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017

Loweswater Show now has it's own website - click here

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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