The Duke of Edinburgh was out of the public gaze at the Lowther Show as he helped to judge the carriage driving competition. More than 30,000 people are expected to attend the show over the weekend.
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The club say Town Directors and Dave Clark came to a mutual agreement about the decision.
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64-year-old James Miller died after his car was in collision with a lorry travelling in the opposite direction.