The 178th Cumberland Show took place at Carlisle Racecourse on Saturday 11 June 2016.
As proud sponsors of the event, myself and a number of other colleagues including David Allen, Michael Peile, Tom Benson and Linda Moore attended the show and enjoyed the hospitality of the member’s marquee.
The marquee was ideally located overlooking the main Agri ring which allowed us to watch the show’s events throughout the day. After enjoying champagne and delicious canapés provided by The Crown Hotel, Wetheral, Show Chairman Robert Wharton gave a speech where he welcomed everyone and thanked sponsors for their continued support.
Throughout the day members of the David Allen team took the opportunity to catch up with clients and contacts at their stands around the show field. As well as our team wandering the field we also had our very own army tank on display promoting our Debt Recovery services, which certainly proved to be a talking point.
Unfortunately following the fantastic weather seen in recent weeks the day was dampened somewhat with dark clouds and showers, but most passed quickly and we were thankful for the majority of the day remaining dry allowing everyone to enjoy the great array of over 200 trade stands on offer.
As well as judging the best Commercial and Motor vehicle stand which was awarded to Lloyd BMW, David Allen also presented the David Allen trophy for the Champion Hunter Breeding In-Hand to ‘Woodina’ owned by Denise Richardson. We were also proud to watch our very own Sarah Priestley being presented 1st prize with her limousin in the Agri ring.
We would like to congratulate everyone involved with the organisation of this year’s show which once again was a great success.