Lythe show sees out summer

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As the summer season draws to a close the last of the local agricultural shows take place this weekend.

Lythe Show has been going on for as long as organisers can remember and this year they say it will be “bigger and better than ever”.

It takes place tomorrow from 1pm and attractions include vintage tractors, a fire engine, sports for children, novelty dog show, a gun dog scurry, fairground organ, ice-creams and refreshments.

And in keeping with the tradition of village shows there will be the usual exhibits and classes such as flowers, vegetables, photography and children’s sections.

Jeannette Trowsdale took over the running of Lythe Show from her father-in-law, Colin to help keep the tradition going.

She said: “I have no idea why it is at this time of year but it has always been the second Saturday in September. When I adopted the show we have gone with tradition and kept it on.

“There aren’t as many younger folks in the village, there are holiday cottages and people that have been there and done that. If you don’t carry it on they die out.”

One thing that has changed is that the show has been opened up to the wider community to include more people.

She added: “We have had advice this year to re-jig some sections such as the vegetables and flowers and decided to open the show out. It used to be the surrounding villages of Lythe, Kettleness, Goldsborough and Sandsend and it was quite a small community so we opened it out.

“We have had a good response and has some real big flower growers coming in. Last year it was lovely and we had some spectacular shows of flower so fingers crossed for good weather.”

Also taking place tomorrow is Castleton Show with the traditional Castleton Show run, pony, terrier and lurcher shows and the usual stalls and attractions.

The Showfield opens at 12 noon and the tents are open from 1pm.