Reviews

We spent this week on holiday from Scotland in Ennerdale and had a very enjoyable day at the Ennerdale show on Wednesday.  While we were there my daughter and I were speakingto a stallholderwho exhibited silver jewelleryshe had made (I think her mother was on the next stall selling home sewn garments).  I had intended to visit the stall to make a purchase before we left but was unable to do so. Is there any way you would be able to put me in contact with the stallholder at all?  I am quite happy for you to forward my email to her.

Many thanks for a truly lovely day out.  A lot of work goes into these events but it was really worthwhile (my husband has just about recovered from taking part in the fell run!).

Kind regards
Joyce Ackroyd 3 September 2016

A quick “Thank You” for today’s show, what a stunning setting and what a fun show, I swear it looked like the setting for the Quidditch World Cup, it felt as though I’d been invited to a secret gathering in one of the most beautiful settings possible, so lovely did it look in the morning sunshine; magical.

After watching the sheep being herded in the morning, it was the cars which seemed to require some shepherding back off the high ground at the close of play!

So many good, interesting, friendly Meets and Shows throughout the summer months, be they agricultural or sheep or sports based, the Lake District National Park it seems is disproportionally blessed with a profusion of such gatherings. However, I think the Ennerdale Show takes first prize for being the most picturesque – which in a landscape, described by the writer Bill Bryson in his 2015 travelogue, “disproportionallyblessed with a profusion of such gatherings. However, I think the Ennerdale Show takes first prize for being the most picturesque – which in a landscape, described by the writer Bill Bryson in his 2015 travelogue, “disproportionallyblessed with a profusion of such gatherings. However, I think the Ennerdale Show takes first prize for being the most picturesque – which in a landscape, described by the writer Bill Bryson in his 2015 travelogue, “The Road To Little Dribbling”,  that, “..the Lake District, when it is fine, and it is at least that, is surely the most beautiful place on earth” is quite an accolade..the Lake District, when it is fine, and it is at least that, is surely the most beautiful place on earth” is quite an accolade.

As a photographer, I think I should single out the profusion of really interesting art decorating both the “walls” and some of the displays in the mainmarqueby the children of the local Ennerdale school, if this is the standard coming through then I had best up my own game or I’ll be out of a job!marque by the children of the local Ennerdale school, if this is the standard coming through then I had best up my own game or I’ll be out of a job!

Kindly yours,

Tim Fisher 1 September 2016

Thought I would let you know we attended the show and thoroughly enjoyed it and had a great day out – we arrived during the morning and stayed till the end. Enjoyed everything. Perhaps especially enjoyed the Cumbrian wrestling, including the participants from Brittany and Iceland – first time I have seen this kind of wrestling. The last bout, with the deserving winner coming from Carnoustie, was totally enthralling; as befitting a final. Impressed how all the competitors showed impeccable sportsmanship to each other. Thefell runners astonished me – first time I have seen fell runners in action in a race, although I recall they have run past me various times whilst walking on the fells, such as on Bannerdale Crags and on the slope leading up to Froswick, one of the Kentmere fells. I have put Knock Murton on my list of fells to climb, arthritis permitting, although at a rather more leisurely pace than those runners. I felt as though I was really participating in a Lakeland function, something that is not always easy to do, just as a visiting, although very frequent visitor from out of the area (North Staffordshire). Your show is in a wonderful location and I do hope the day proved successful for your society and that all contestants, contributors and visitors enjoyed it. I am sure an enormous amount of planning and work goes into organisingit all and your efforts are appreciated As your compère instructed us, I won’t forget to make a note for 2014, last Wednesday in August, so hope to attend then. Hope the Jack Russell will be able to make it, too – he will then be 16 years old

Roger Stonier, North Staffordshire                                                                                        31 August 2013