THORNTON-le-Dale Show has been given a £1,500 boost to celebrate its 100th anniversary today (Wednesday).

Housebuilder David Wilson Homes has donated the money towards a new temporary road to ease concerns regarding accessibility, should weather conditions be poor

Martin Blythe, chairman at Thornton-le-Dale Show, said: “We’d like to extend our thanks to David Wilson Homes for their support and contributing £1,500 towards the cost of a temporary road, which will be vital to the show’s continued success.

“We’re expecting this year to be one of the best events to date and we can’t wait to see everyone there.”

More than 14,000 people expected to attend today's show, which starts at 9am and continues well into the evening with the working terrier show, lurcher show, junior showjumping, children’s fancy dress and sports events to a real crowd puller, the hugely entertaining, children’s tug of war competition.

On display will be many fine examples of local craft skills, such as wood turning and fine art, to the long established classes for cattle, sheep, goats and horses and an ever-popular fur and feather section.

Traditional rural crafts figure prominently, and the show boasts the best shepherds’ crook and walking stick exhibition in the region.

Entrants in the renowned Open Sheepdog Trial include a number of National Championship contestants many of whom featured in the popular TV programme One Man And His Dog and Countryfile.

In the main ring, a wide range of traditional and not so traditional attractions will be on view throughout the day climaxing with Jamie Squibb.

This year’s show presidents are John and Maureen Dunning.

Entrance fees are adults £10, children five to 16 years £4, children under five years free.

Admission to the showfield after 4pm is £2.50. Parking is free.

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