A COMBINATION of a fine and sunny day and an increase in entries in most classes resulted in a very successful Bentham Agricultural Show.

Held once again at Bentham Auction Mart, crowds turned out to enjoy the livestock, produce and craft classes.

Show president, Jeanie Stainton picked out the Young Farmers stand as the best in show because it had something for everyone from a ducking stool, a judging competition, and milking a cow.

Mrs Stainton also awarded best vintage exhibit to Daniel Chapman with his Fordson Dexter which has been in his family from new.

The fantastic display of exhibits in handicrafts, horticulture and livestock was admired by all the visitors, while there was also lots to see and do around the show from the children’s entertainer to the trade stands and craft stalls.

Janet Greenwood, show secretary, said organisers were grateful to the auction mart directors and staff for the use of the site once again, and added: “We would like to thank everyone who has supported this year’s show and we hope to see them all and more again next year.”



Holstein Friesian Cattle- Champion - R & E Butterfield; Reserve Champion – A. H Price & Son.

Commercial Beef: Champion - S. Mason; Reserve Champion – I. Sedgewick.

Young Handler:Champion – Annie Price.


Sheep Inter-bred- Supreme Champion – T. L. B. & J. Knowles (Rough Fell, Gimmer Shearling); Reserve Supreme Champion – Taylor & Rawsthorne (Blue-Faced Leciester, Gimmer Lamb). Champion Female – T. L. B. & J. Knowles (Rough Fell, Gimmer Shearling); Champion Male – A. Harker (Texel, Shearling Ram; Best Group of Upland Sheep – T. L. B. & J. Knowles (Rough Fell); Best Group of Lowland Sheep – Taylor & Rawsthorne (Blue-Faced Leciester); Best Overall Group of Breeding Sheep – Taylor & Rawsthorne (Blue-Faced Leciester). Most Points in the Sheep Section – A & L Huddleston


Champion – R. Dawson (Ram, Shearling or over); Reserve Champion – J & M Whitfield & Sons (Gimmer Shearling). Masham - Champion – J. K Gorst & Sons (Ewe); Reserve Champion – M. Fawcett & Sons (Lamb). Black-Faced -Champion – M. Ward (Aged Ewe); Reserve Champion – A & L Huddleston (Aged Ram).

Dalesbred: Champion – C. M Faraday (Ram Lamb); Reserve Champion – A & M. A Wright & Sons (Gimmer Shearling).

Swaledale:Champion – S. Taylor (Gimmer Shearling); Reserve Champion – A & L Huddleston (Ewe).

Mule: Champion – H. Huddleston & Son (Lamb); Reserve Champion - H. Huddleston & Son (Lamb).

Blue-Faced Leicester:Champion – Taylor & Rawsthrone (Gimmer Lamb); Reserve Champion – Taylor & Rawsthorne (Ram Lamb).

Texel:Champion – A. Harker (Shearling Ram); Reserve Champion – W & S Peill (Ewe).

Any Other Breed:Champion – J. Stott (Charollais Ewe); Reserve Champion – A. Ball (Shearling Ram)

Beltex:Champion – M & E Jennings (Ewe); Reserve Champion – M & E Jennings (Gimmer Shearling).

Herdwick:Champion – F. Brennand (Shearling Gimmer); Reserve Champion – H. Huntington (Ram Lamb). Rough Fell: Champion – T. L. B & J Knowles (Gimmer Shearling); Reserve Champion – A. Harrison (Ram Lamb).

Young Handlers:Under 7’s – T. Hewitt; 7-11 years – R. Garth; 12-16 years – L. Garth; Overall Champion – R. Garth.

Butchers Lambs: Best Pair – W, L & J Gardner


Champion – A & M Burns; Reserve Champion – R. J Brown. Best Soft Feather – A & M Burns; Best Large Soft Feather – S. Whalley; Best Hard Feather – R. J Brown; Best Large Hard Feather – J. Bellard; Best Water Fowl – R. Aspinall; Best Child’s Exhibit – A. Kandler; Best Eggs – C. Bennett; Most Points in the Eggs – C. Bennett; Judges Choice – P. Burns.


Most Points in the Child’s Domestic Classes – L. Lawson; Most Points in the Child’s Handwork Classes – C. Ellwood; Best Exhibit in the Children’s Handwriting Classes – R. Wright; Most Points in the Adult’s Domestic Classes – R. Wallbank; Most Points in the Adult’s Handwork Classes – M. Airey; Best Exhibit in the Adult’s Handwork Classes – R. Sanderson; W. I. Gaining the Most Points in the Handicraft Section – Giggleswick W. I; W. I.’s Best Five Articles on a Named Theme – High Bentham W. I.; Most Points in the Art Section – J. Stuiver; Most Points in the Wine Section – B. Taylor; Best Exhibit in the Stick Dressing Classes – I. Moore; Best Exhibit in the Junior Photography – R. Boustead; Best Exhibit in the Senior Photography – J. Blacow.


Most Points in the Vegetables Classes – W. Dawson; Most Points in the Cut Flowers Classes – M. E. Brown; Most Points in the Floral Art Classes – H. Lawson.


Vintage Tractors: D. Chapman - Fordson Dexter; Agricultural Machinery: K. Capstick - Farm Cart; Stationary Engines: S. Morphet - BSA 120; Classic Cars: A. Richards - Ford Prefect 107E; Military/Commercial Vehicles: A. Ball - Reynolds-Broughton RB44 4x4 Radio Command Unit; Best Exhibit in the Vintage Section: D. Chapman - Fordson Dexter.

Trade Stands / Craft Stalls:

Inside: Rachel Thornton; Outside: Burton-in-Lonsdale Young Farmers; Best in Show: Burton-in-Lonsdale Young Farmers.