Thousands flock to Mottram Show


Muddy work: Despite the fine weather on Sunday, previous rain had left the show ground seriously muddy, with this tractor on its way to help those who had got stuck in the mud and needed a helping hand home.

 Mottram Show organisers feared the worst on Saturday when the rains came, but it brightened up on Sunday and the huge show went on as planned.

Many thousands of people packed the Old Hall Show Ground to see classes for a whole range of classes for sheep, cattle and dogs, crafts and horticulture.

Plus enjoy a range of family attractions.

Feeling sheepish: Preparing for the judges.

All aboard: Youngsters Kylah and Rio Howarth from Rochdale share the driver’s seat of a vintage tractor.

Craft work: The Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Joyce Bowerman and her consort, husband Mr Fred Bowerman, visit the craft tent. Also pictured are show president Malcolm Lewis and some young show fans.

We’ll have more pictures and reports from the show in this week’s Tameside Reporter and Glossop Chronicle – out on Thursday.

MAIN PICTURE: Yvette Goward from Leicester whose horse Monty won the Shires class, with the Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Joyce Bowerman and her consort Mr Fred Bowerman and (left) show president Malcolm Lewis.

Howls about that: The dog show attracted a good number of entrants. Paula Bilbes and four year old cousins Tilly May and Sinna are pictured with their prize winning pet dog.