ORGANISERS of the county's largest agricultural show have vowed to come back bigger and better in 2021.

Like most events this year, The Northumberland County Show, which pulls in tens of thousands of people from across the North-East and further afield, fell victim to the coronavirus.

And while the popular show, held at Bywell, near Stocksfield, has only ever been cancelled a handful of times in its 190-year-history, show chairman, Robert Raine, promised the 2021 event, planned for May 31, would be 'spectacular'.

Speaking at the time of the show's cancellation, he said: "History has shown us that northerners, and especially farmers and those who work on the land, are resilient in the face of challenge.

“It has never been more important to show our gratitude and respect to all those who work in our food supply chain, from the farms to food producers, logistics to retailers.We will work through this together, as always, and will have a celebration of their achievements on the other side."

In June, the show's charity, Tynedale Agricultural Society, was honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.