THE decision to relocate the much loved Northumberland County Show was met with mixed response.

For years, it was a constant fixture at Tynedale Rugby Club in Corbridge and it was a popular choice of venue.

The decision to move it to Bywell Hall, near Stocksfield, in 2013 was viewed as a sad day for some, but a great opportunity for the show to push on.

And eight years on, the change of showfield has become just as popular with many delighted with their new surroundings.

We take a look back in pictures about the debut show at Bywell, which similarly attracted tens of thousands guests to the Tyne Valley.

It was certainly a grand occasion and land owners the Lord and Lady Allendale made a grand entrance as they arrived on heavy horse turnout.