Off to the Bellingham Show today!
It is one of the largest and oldest shows in the region. It has its roots as a traditional agricultural show and enjoys huge popular support today. There is literally something for everyone as befits a traditional Country Fair, including Horse and Pony Classes, Baking and Craft Exhibits, Fell Race, Vintage Vehicle Parade, Cumberland and Westmorland Wrestling and the oldest Northumbrian Piping competition in the world. Also a good chance to meet several people in an unofficial surgery and get some feedback on how things are in the Upper North Tyne - I will ceertainly be chatting to the local vicar, who is famous for riding round her parish.
Just a short walk today from Stagshaw Bank to Humshaugh, via Chollerford, where I am having a tourism and broadband meeting at a B+ B. Then by car to the Bellingham Show, before coming back to Humshaugh for our last Village Hall event this evening