THE sun shone and the crowds turned out for Lothersdale's village show.

The 86th event, run by Lothersdale Young Farmers Club, was held in a field next to the Old Chapel in Lothersdale and included animal classes, ferret racing, and traditional country fair games, such as dunking and being put in the stocks.

There was a good display of handicraft and produce on show in the marquee tent with art classes, including a photo competition for under 16, with prizes provided by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, and a new competition for the best liqueur. Ahead of the event, villagers were invited to search out any of their homemade sloe gin or elderberry vodka at the back of their cupboards and enter it into the show.

There was also plenty of sheep, tractors, and goats with cattle being judged on the farms in the area a few days earlier.

In the ring, there were dog classes, ferret racing and a performance from the Sole dance group.

Denise Dobson, club leader, said the weather was in the club's favour and shone all day.

She said: "A big thank you goes out to the Smith family for the use of the field, to all our sponsors and raffle prize donators, judges and stewards, and to all the members, advisory, leaders and families who helped with the setting up, taking down and running of the show itself."

Neville Smith presented the trophies.

Trophy winners results:

Cattle section: Challenge Cup - Oliver Barraclough; R Doyle Cup - Emma Barraclough; JL Marsden Beef Cup - Ellisfield Farm.

Sheep section: Lothersdale Young Farmers Club Supreme Animal (non member) - Henry Mellin; J Gill Esq Springs Trophy - Megan booth; R Clough Esq Daniel Dobson, WR Airey Esq, Henry Mellin, Paul and Whites Cup - Megan Booth.

Other trophies: N Sykes Tractor Cup - Daniel Dobson; Boothman Cup -Megan Booth; Jennings Cup -Megan Booth: Domestic Cup -Isaac Chapman; Girls Advisory -Denise Dobson; Boys advisory( YFC member from another club) -Amy Snowden, Worth Valley; BOCM Best Indoor Exhibit - Amy Cranham; Goat der Hahler Cup - Edie King; Children's Trophy - Edie King.

In the fell race the Girl Guide Shield for the first local under 12 girl back went to Matilda Rooke and the Parker family shield for the first local back went to Noah Schepsi.

A new trophy for the best liqueur was won by Joanne Hunter. The junior art classes were won by Megan Booth and Peter Holmes.