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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.


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.

"So much enthusiasm" for revived Lowther Show

The new-look Lowther Show attracted thousand of visitors over the weekend.

The traditional carriage driving competitions made a comeback this year and organisers hope that it will mean the show returns to being one of the best known events in the Cumbrian calendar.

The original Lowther Show at Askham near Penrith came to an end in 2009 and has now been revived under new organisers.

The revamped show featured three show areas as well as plenty of country pursuits like fly fishing and dog retrieving skills.