Glendale Agricultural Show

By Suffolk Sheep Society 25th August, 2014

Report & pictures now available

Glendale Agricultural Show


25th August 2014


The Showfield, North Middleton, Wooler, Northumberland NE71 6QX

Champion G34:13:051 Lilburn Estates - Roseden Flock

Show Report


In its 122nd year, the Glendale Show, held at its stunning venue near Wooler in north Northumberland and under the Presidency of Michael Walton (senior), again attracted both huge crowds and an excellent show of sheep, with over 450 entries across the breeds and classes.


In the MV Suffolk section, both the Champion & Reserve came from the Shearling tup class. Both were home-bred.

These were – Roseden & Lilburn Estates’ outstanding entry G34 13:051, sired by Deveronside Pall Mall (Strathisla Seabird) from a daughter of Roseden Houdini (Collessie Fly Half).


Standing Reserve to him was Alnwick based EA & L Jackson’s Strathisla Cappi son ‘Rugley Terrific’.  

A March-born lamb, he has already worked well, leaving a number of good lambs this spring. Strathisla Cappi was sired by Fourdafourie Rio, son of the renowned Glenhead Gold. Terrific’s dam was by the Norfolk-bred Cocklesby First Mate (Drinkstone Supersire 2004).


There are no MV classes for ewes or gimmers here.

Both the tup and ewe lamb classes were won by the Thrunton flock of John Campbell, with Lilburn Estates filling 2nd & 3rd slots with very promising tup lambs. The Campbell family’s smart ewe lamb had recently gained 1st & Reserve Champion at the Border Union Show.  

2nd, 3rd & 4th places went to well-grown ewe lambs from the Kelso based Rosepark flock of Caroline Nelson.


The new Non-MV section, again judged by James (Jimmy) Walton from Thropton, Rothbury, was supported by James Herdman, Messrs Andrew Walton and the Richardsons.

The Herdman family prevailed in the Championship with a real old fashioned, feminine gimmer sired by a Rugley tup and out of a Cookstead sired, Attonburn-bred ewe. Local ‘Borders’ bloodlines!


As always, the Breed classes were ably stewarded by staunch Suffolk supporter, William ‘Billy’ Hislop, who, (he says) is currently ‘grooming’ the next generation of the Show President’s family to assume his position. Billy may be a superb tutor; but, very simply, these young men are genetically tailored to adopt the role.


Reserve Champion - Rugley Terrific - Messrs E A & L Jackson 10P:13:176                                    Non MV Champion - James Herdman's Gimmer - 


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