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All Trains Stop at Stocksfield for Northumberland Show Day

Organisers of the Northumberland County Show received great news this week, as negotiations with Northern Rail reached a successful conclusion.

This popular event regularly attracts up to 25,000 visitors, thousands of whom travel there by train. The Show Committee were delighted when Drew Haley of Northern Rail confirmed that there will be four extra trains on the timetable on 27th May, and every train running between Newcastle and Carlisle will stop at Stocksfield.

Drew Haley of Northern Rail

Drew Haley of Northern Rail

Drew said, “Northern Rail are delighted to provide additional services and seats for this great show to let people beat the traffic. Let’s hope the weather is kind this year and a great day out can be had.”

MP Guy Opperman has also worked tirelessly with Northern Rail to secure the upgraded timetable, and ensure the day is a huge success. This year the show moves to a larger venue at Bywell, near Stocksfield. Apart from more space for attractions, traders and facilities, another benefit is that the new showground is only a short walk from Stocksfield Station.

Visitors arriving by rail will enjoy a pleasant, traffic-free 0.7mile stroll on wide, flat footpaths to the showground. They will also be rewarded with fine views of the River Tyne and neighbouring countryside.

Motorists will also find the new site easy to get to. Contrary to recent reports, the road closure near Bywell Bridge will hopefully not cause problems for traffic travelling to the Show. President of the Show John Woodman explains, “The beauty of the new location at Bywell is that is has several entry roads. We have a comprehensive traffic management plan in place that has been carefully worked out with the local Highways Authorities.

“We have a well sign posted system arranged for all motorists coming from the A69 and over 40 acres of free parking when people arrive.”

The Show is a great day out for all the family. There are exciting main arena acts including the UK‘s number one motorcycle stunt team, The Bold Dog Lings, and theatrical displays of jaw dropping horsemanship from stars of TV and film, The Devil’s Horsemen. Spectators always love the Grand Parade at the end of the afternoon which showcases the champions of the livestock sections including cattle, sheep, agricultural horses, goats and alpacas.

Visitors will also enjoy The Journal ‘Taste of the County’ with leading chefs and local food producers, live music, fun fair, archery, Cumberland wrestling, full working milking parlour, horse shoeing, Irish dancers, stick dressing, bee keeping, fly casting, laser clay shooting and over 300 trade stands.

Northumberland Show

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