Show revives poultry classes

POULTRY classes are set to return to Wensleydale Agricultural Show for the first time in nearly 50 years.

More than 60 classes, ranging from large fowls to true bantams and an egg section, will be included, thanks to the efforts of John Moore, from Wensley, and Scott Dinsdale, from Newton-le-Willows, who have joined the committee.

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Poultry was removed from the show schedule in 1963, as there were few local entries. Mr Moore, who has lived locally and kept poultry all his life, said: "People have been asking me for years to have poultry classes but as I was getting older I wasn't sure about taking this on. However after the show last year, talking to people, I thought it would work."

Show chairman Gerald Hodgson said: There is a great revival of interest in poultry keeping and I am sure this will be reflected in our entries.

The show will be held on August 29.