THORNTON-le-Dale Show always aims to showcase the best of rural life and this year was no exception.

As well as the classes for livestock, horses and fur and feather, the show offers people the opportunity to demonstrate their creative skills from jam making to walking sticks.

Tent secretary Elizabeth Cowley said they had been nearly 2,000 entries, 400 up on last year.

“The judges have commented about the high standard of the entries and the tent has been busy with visitors all day,” she said.

“For this year’s we looked at past shows and recreated some classes from over the years, including flour made into bread from 1924 and a new garment from old from 1986.”

Other classes included the 1989’s model from a washing up bottle and the best handwriting of three North Riding sayings.

Elizabeth said: “We’ve also had two centenary cakes made by Dot Wishshaw which celebrate everything about the 100 years of the show. In the fur and feather tent Janet Collinson, from County Durham, won best in show with her self-black guinea pig.

“I’ve been coming here for five years and it’s a really good show,” she said. “People here are very friendly and there is always a good atmosphere.”

Attending Thornton-le-Dale Show for the first time was Bobbie Bass, from Loftus, near Whitby, with six of her ferrets.

Four of Bobbie’s ferrets were awarded prizes with her 2018 bred hob, Teddy, receiving the title of champion kit in show, while pole cat, Tilly won best in show.

“I am delighted to win on my first visit to the show,” she said. “I have 12 ferrets altogether and just love their character.”