ONE of the area’s most popular one-day shows is going “virtual” next week.

The 154th Ryedale Show was due to take place on Tuesday, July 28, but was cancelled in April following the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, the first virtual Ryedale Show has now been organised, with judging to take place on the original show date.

Show secretary Christine Thompson said: “The idea was born from trustee Christopher Tetley when lockdown was first announced and has been designed to celebrate the skills people have acquired whilst working and learning from home.

“We have compiled a schedule of classes that we hope will fit in with our lockdown lives.”

There are just 14 classes, some of which would have been introduced into the section schedules for the first time this year.

Judging will take place on Tuesday, July 28, and winners announced on the day.

Christine said: “We received many comments saying just how much the show would be missed this year so decided to introduce these fun classes to hopefully provide some cheer in these very strange times.

“It will be the chance to show off your immaculate gardens and new skills that have been learned during lockdown.

“Entries are coming in thick and fast now with some great photographs of Ryedale in lockdown especially.

“There will be no entry fees nor prize money, but still hope that folk will feel happy to be involved.”

For those missing this year’s Ryedale Show, here is a selection of photographs taken by Gazette & Herald photographers at shows from year's gone by.