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 : Carved shepherd's crooks by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Vintage tractor parade, Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Mountain Rescue at Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Herdwick ewes by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Terrier racing by Philip Halling
NY1808 : MGA car by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Paragliding at Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : MG door handle by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Trailhounds at Wasdale Head Show. by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Jaguar XK150 by Philip Halling
NY1909 : Paragliders at Wasdale Head by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Border terrier classes, Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Sheep at the Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Carved shepherd's crooks by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Vintage tractor parade by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Herdwick ewes by Philip Halling
NY1808 : 1930s MG saloon car by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Grille and front of a MG car by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Trailhounds at Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Border terrier classes, Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Carved shepherd's crook by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Jaguar XK150 by Philip Halling
NY1808 : 1930s MG car by Philip Halling
NY1809 : Fellrunners on Kirk Fell by Philip Halling
NY1808 : Fellrunners at Wasdale Head Show by Philip Halling

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

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