Carriage driver injured at Lowther show ground

Famous carriage driver George Bowman senior has been injured at the Lowther show ground

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Thousands expected at Lowther show

More than 30,000 spectators are expected to visit this year's Lowther show ground in Cumbria over the weekend.

The show, which was cancelled in 2008 due to bad weather, was revived three years ago and now has over one hundred competitors in the carriage trials.

Organisers insist they are confident the event will still go ahead as planned despite predictions of heavy rain over the weekend.

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Duke visits Lowther show ground

The Duke of Edinburgh Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Duke of Edinburgh is visiting Lowther show ground in Cumbria today.

Prince Philip is helping to judge the carriage driving. He is also close friends with driver George Bowman senior, who was injured at Lowther show yesterday.

Bowman recovering after Lowther incident

A famous carriage driver is recovering in hospital after getting injured at the Lowther show ground in Cumbria.

George Bowman, 78, was riding a horse drawn carriage when the animal bolted. Bowman fell off the carriage and sustain head and chest injuries. He was airlifted to the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.

Carriage driver involved in showground accident

The incident happened at Lowther showground in Cumbria on Friday Credit: Great North Air Ambulance

A famous carriage driver has been airlifted to hospital after an incident at the Lowther show-ground in Cumbria.

George Bowman senior, 78, from Penrith, suffered head and chest injures during a carriage driving accident yesterday and was airlifted to Carlisle's Cumberland Infirmary. His condition was said to be stable last night.

A 23-year-old woman was also treated by paramedics at the scene.

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