THE ANNUAL Blanchland and Hunstanworth show is always a day full of entertainment for all the family, and this year was no exception.

The Northumbria branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association carried out a dry stone walling display and unveiled a commemorative plaque in memory of Enid Rowell.

The team had repaired 57 metres of wall which separates the land from the river and are due to carry out a further 50 metres in the coming months.

The branch actively promotes the aims of the Dry Stone Walling Association through demonstrations and presentations at rural shows in conjunction with introductory training days and restoration work.

Dry stone waller, Peter Gunn, said: “We all do it because we enjoy it. It’s taken about two years to complete but that’s because we only worked on it a few days a month.

“The main reason we do the shows is because it’s good to get the local community involved. However, it’s a dying craft and we’d like to get more young people involved.”

In the industrial tent, Peter Everitt’s show-stopping dahlia’s were enough to win four awards.

He said: “I have been showing for 48 years, but this year has been difficult because of the cold winter and then warm summer.”

Michael Milner, from Consett, won first prize for his two pot leeks.

“I enjoy growing quality leeks. I grow my leeks in big trenches, and it’s normally about quality and less about size, but I’m glad to have won today’s competition with leeks this big,” he said.

Judges and visitors were buzzing with the quality honey on display.

Philip Latham praised all the entrants in this year’s honey category.

He said: “An excellent overall standard in this class, and it was very hard to judge but very satisfying.”

Ex-British cycling athlete, Rob Poyser, wowed crowds with an extreme mountain biking display which included a high jump and bunny hops over a human plank.

The fiercely competed open dog class of the border terrier show was won by Charlotte Archibold with Chief.

The showjumping class was won by Amelia Blackman with her horse Swift in only her second show. Whilst the winner of best combination went to Drew Emmerson and her horse Oliver.