THE organisation behind the successful Northumberland County Show is appealing for volunteers.

After a two-year hiatus, the Tynedale Agricultural Society Committee met once again at its AGM. The meeting was an opportunity to celebrate the society's Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, and to congratulate former president Harry Mole for receiving an MBE, which were formally presented by the Duchess of Northumberland last month.

Outgoing chairman, Robert Raine, of Townfoot Farm, East Woodburn, presided over the 2019 show before the Covid-19 lockdowns caused the cancellation of the next two shows. He is succeeded by Mark Scandle - the territory manager for CLA North. Mr Raine will assume the role of vice chairman for his three-year tenure.

To honour and remember the friends and supporters of the show that had passed away since the committee last met, a one minute silence was held at the start of the meeting.

President, David Carr, farmer and haulier of Highwood Farm, Hexham, welcomed the 40-strong team back and added: “I hope that over the coming months we can encourage more volunteers to join the team to ensure the show continues to be the success it has been in the past.”

The show, which attracts over 25,000 visitors, will be held on Bank Holiday Friday, June 3 2022, and its theme is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. There is a wide range of attractions planned; including Speedway racing, pipe bands and equestrian competitions in the main arena; and around the show field, hundreds of livestock classes, equestrian events and displays of rural industry and crafts.

Anyone interested in volunteering opportunities should contact the show office on or see the website