More than 500 Young Farmers’ Club members and their families and friends attended the Northumberland Federation’s County Rally hosted by Shaftoe YFC.

The event, hosted this year by the Dent family at Beamwham Farm, Haydon Bridge, is the biggest day in the county’s YFC calendar and included more than 70 competitions.

“This is a day out for all the family and many of the classes on show promoted the 1950s, as Shaftoe recently celebrated their anniversary,” said rally committee chairman Peter Forster.

Visitors were able to see the members’ static exhibits, including crafts, photography, cookery, art and floral art. Competitions included stockjudging, tractor handling, flower arranging, cooking eating, bolster and bar and tug of war.

The Rally Shield was awarded to Whitley Chapel, with Shaftoe taking the runner-up spot.

Northumberland YFC county chairman James Walby said: “The rally is all about our members taking part and pulling together as a team. By doing this, they gain experience and it is amazing to see members grow in confidence every time they take part in the rally.”

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    Lucy Forster knocks Charlotte Walton into the water
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    Stamfordham winning the tug of war
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    Tug-of-war in progress
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    Senior ladies tug-of-war champions Whitley Chapel
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    Senior men tug-of-war champions Stamfordham

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