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Video Diary Lamb Named Atlas Mabel

The star of “A Lamb’s Tale” – the video diary of a Wensleydale lamb destined for the show ring at the 2009 Great Yorkshire Show – now has a name.

Mark Elliott with Atlas Mabel

Mark Elliott with Atlas Mabel

The female lamb owned by Mark Elliott of Providence Farm, Ferrensby, has been named “Atlas Mabel” following a competition to find the young lady a name. The suggestion came from Mrs Heidi Gleave of Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle – and is an anagram of Lamb’s Tale. “Also Mabel means ‘loveable’ and I thought of Atlas because the footage can be seen via the web, around the world,” said Mrs Gleave.

Deborah Goodall, Marketing Manager explained: “The rationale behind the filming is to follow the progress of a lamb virtually from birth, through to its appearance in the show ring at the Great Yorkshire. It brings to life all that’s involved in preparing an animal to come before the judges.”

Lamb’s Tale can be seen through the Great Yorkshire Show website

Mrs Gleave received a hamper kindly provided by Bettys by Post and a Family Ticket for the Great Yorkshire Show. Runners up in the competition were Jill Johnson of Harrogate and Betty Bates of Thornton le Dale, Pickering.

Dates for the Great Yorkshire Show are Tuesday 14 – Thursday 16 July and it takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.

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