Wasdale Head Show and Shepherd's Meet :: Shared Description

Wasdale Head Show and Shepherd's Meet is held each year in October at Wasdale Head. It began more than 100 years ago. Its origin is thought to have been a ‘Shepherd’s Meet’ where farmers and shepherds from nearby valleys such as Ennerdale, Buttermere, Borrowdale, Eskdale and possibly Langdale, walked their rams, or tups, over to Wasdale Head to trade them, swap them or hire them. It also enabled shepherds to return straying sheep. These early meets evolved into the showing of sheep and shepherd’s dogs. Hound trailing was also an activity introduced in the early years.

During the Second World War the shows ceased but returned in 1947. By this time most farmers had vehicles to transport their sheep so the practice of walking sheep to the show soon all but died out. Around this time, Cumberland and Westmoreland wrestling and the Fell Racing were introduced. Today the show also includes a parade of vintage cars and farm machinery.
by Philip Halling

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NY1808 : Pens of herdwick sheep at the Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Vintage tractor and 1930s seed drill by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Vintage car parade, Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : 1930s MG badge and logo by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Jaguar XK150 by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Cumberland and Westmoreland wrestling by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Trailhounds at Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Start of a hound race by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Dog racing, Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : MGA car by Philip Halling
NY1808 : The sack race, Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Vintage car parade, Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Fellrunning race, Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Paraglider at Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Vintage Land Rover, Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Vintage tractor parade, Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Jaguar XK150 marque and grille by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Vintage tractor parade by Philip Halling
NY1808 : No dress code required... by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Border terriers at Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Sheep at the Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Badge on a Bond Minicar by Philip Halling
NY1808 :  Sheep at the Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Ram at Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1809 : Junior fellrace, Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling

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Created: Fri, 16 Oct 2015, Updated: Fri, 16 Oct 2015

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