Show lives up to holiday tradition

Hope Show.........Ian Gregory from Slacksdale Farm,Peak Forest, with his sheep waiting to be judjed
Hope Show.........Ian Gregory from Slacksdale Farm,Peak Forest, with his sheep waiting to be judjed

AUGUST Bank Holiday Monday means the Hope Show – and rain, far too often, it seems.

“The weather could have been kinder to us but we are very grateful to the people who and came and enjoyed a good day out,” said general secretary Ginny Priestley.

“It takes a year of hard work from a host of people to put the show on and it’s such a shame when we get a wet day but you just have to make the best of it when you get a summer like we’ve had this year.”

Chairman Peter Atkin added: “We are very grateful for a loyal following of valued supporters, spectators, exhibitors and army of volunteers, many of whom have over generations supported the show.

“We are a very progressive show with new ideas and thoughts for next year’s show.”

The traditional end-of-summer agricultural event, held between Hope and Castleton, features displays of livestock, showjumping, horticulture, sheepdog trials, sheep shearing and classic and veteran cars and tractors, along with gun dog demonstrations and craft competitions.