NZ0838 : Sign for Wolsingham Show, Low Redgate Bank

taken 7 years ago, near to Wolsingham, County Durham, Great Britain

Sign for Wolsingham Show, Low Redgate Bank
Sign for Wolsingham Show, Low Redgate Bank
Sited beside the B6296 as it enters Wolsingham from Tow Low. Wolsingham Show is said to be the oldest agricultural show in England with records of cattle shows from 1763. It is held every year on the first weekend in September and 2011 will be the 232nd annual event allowing a few gaps in the war years. A Llama Display Team is the much awaited event this year LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
Wolsingham :: NZ0737
Wolsingham is a small market town in County Durham situated where the Waskerley Beck joins the River Wear. It styles itself as the 'Gateway to Weardale'. It is an interesting and friendly place, bustling with life, but with many old and interesting buildings. It now serves a predominantly agricultural community but once had a thriving and important steel works.

My descriptions have been aided by the local book: Wolsingham: Gateway to Weardale by Elaine Ridley, Margaret Shepheard and Vivien Welsh (ISBN 0 953074 97 B)

Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

English Heritage learning zone: Wolsingham LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in Durham County Council collection: LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in the Beamish Museum People's Collection LinkExternal link

Wolsingham website: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0803 3802 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:44.2255N 1:52.6085W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0806 3803
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