Cumberland show success

Relaxing in the sun at the Cumberland Show Photo: ITV Border

The biggest event on the agricultural calendar in Cumbria has been hailed a big success, partly thanks to the sunshine making an appearance.

The 174th annual show, which is held at Carlisle Racecourse, has been affected by heavy rainfall and waterlogged ground over the last 5 years. It was cancelled in 2009.

This year it's hoped around 15,000 visitors came to the showground, to enjoy displays of animals, including 500 horses, 400 sheep and 200 cattle, along with farm machinery and a string of performers.

It is the first time the event has been held in June rather than July.

The weather has been great and compared to last year when we were wallowing around in mud, we are very pleased. The animals have been great because it is the first time they haven't been rained on for ages, so they have been on display so people can stop and see them."

– Donella Rozario, Secretary, Cumberland Show