THREE-year-old year Edith Hudspeth, of Selside, was presented with a lamb called ‘Spot’ by the Revd Stephen Dawson at the end of a Lambing Service in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

During the thanksgiving, held in St Oswald’s churchyard, Edith’s mum Katie Collin was interviewed about her flock of woolly Wensleydales and her work for Wensleydale Show. Katie handed out wool from her rare breeds that also include Scottish Soay and Swiss Valais Blacknose. Another interviewee was Joanna Wilson who spoke about volunteering with Horton Playing Fields, the Parish Council and Ingleton Methodist Church (IMC). Ten children enjoyed bottle-feeding five pet lambs, courtesy of the Davidsons of Newhouses Farm. Adults too found it hard to part with Freckles, an abandoned Texel. Sandwiches and Herdwick cup cakes were served with thanks to everyone for making and decorating them so beautifully.