DVD celebrates 175 years of Northumberland Show

Show stopper... a farmer rides a bull in 1964 Credit: Tynedale Agricultural Society

The history of the Northumberland County Show has been captured on DVD to celebrate its 175th anniversary. The show will be held at Tynedale Park in Corbridge for the last time this year before moving to a bigger site in Bywell.

The DVD includes archive film of the event from 1954 onwards. Highlights include a farmer riding a bull over fences in 1964 and a spectacular car racing sequence from the same year.

In those days crowds regularly topped 40,000 and steam trains brought more than 18,000 visitors to Corbridge station for the event.

Taking viewers back in time more than half a century will help visitors and exhibitors alike reflect on how times have changed and the exciting developments ahead in the coming years at the new site in Bywell