VISITORS to Farndale Show enjoyed a day of hot and sunny weather on Bank Holiday Monday.

The 112th show took place on the showfield in Farndale with a variety of classes, displays and attractions.

Committee member James Thurtell said it had been an excellent show.

“We had a good turn-out with lots of people through the gates,” he said.

“It was excellent weather wise - very hot and sunny.

“There is always a nice friendly atmosphere and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.”

James said there was a good standard of entries across the show classes.

“Entries were up and and best level we have had for four years,” he said.

“It’s nice to have Adam Collier, who does a fantastic job comparing, and we also had the Helmsley town crier David Hinde in attendance.”

As in previous years, a dog obedience show was put on in the main ring by Philippa Williams and her team from Dogs for Life, who are regular attendees at Crufts.

There was also Owl Adventures and Hobby Horse Gymkhana, and alongside the sheep, cattle and horse classes, there were horticultural, fur and feather, baking and craft marquees.

Music was provided by Bilsdale Silver Band and there was also quoits, terrier racing, sheepdog trials and a beagle parade.

The Commondale Wool Spinners provides a wool spinning and knitting display, and there was a traditional and local Artisan food producers. An added attraction was a festival of flowers in St Mary’s Church next to the showfield.

James said: “Farndale is a very traditional show which lots of people came along to for a great day out, and this year was no exception.”