Got a Question?

Questions relating to classes and competing at the show should be directed to the appropriate Secretary. Details of all Section Secretaries are below. 


The Show Schedule will be published in May.

How To Get In Touch


Contact: General Secretary: Ms. Lisa Johnstone, Virginia House, 5 North Terrace, Gainford, Co. Durham DL2 3EE.  Tel. 07966516270 email

President & Officials of the Society:

President:   Mr T. Collingwood, Eastgate


Mr J M Robson Mrs C Akrigg Mr R Mews
Mr I Ross Mr A W Hutchinson

Vice Presidents:  

Mr J. W. Barkess Mr C. Currah Mr M. Hodgson
Mr G. Rutherford Mr W. H. Sanderson Mr A. M. Ward

Life Members: 

Mr E. Dobson Mrs K. Hutchinson Mr F. Sanderson Mrs K. Mews
Mrs N. Garthwaite Mrs O. Peart Mr K. Gill Mrs M. Dalton
Mr S. Schofield Mrs A. Schofield Mr P. Haydon

Chairman:    Mr Richard Mews, Stanhope

Vice Chairman:   Mr C. O'Donovan

Treasurer: Mrs Dawn Barnett.  Wolsingham. Tel 07760 262533


Society Committee Members

Mr R Collingwood Mr S Collingwood Mrs A Collingwood Mr T Collinson
Mr E Craggs Mr G Dalton Mrs N Dalton Mr J Dobson
Mrs C Emerson Ms J Fletcher Mr T Fowler Mr E Gowland
Mrs S Gowland Ms F Graham Mrs J Hanson Ms J Prior
Mr P Hepple Mr D Hodgson Mrs A Hodgson Mr W Hutchinson
Mrs L Hutchinson Ms Leah Johnstone Mr P Carrigan-Mews Mr R Morley
Mrs H Morley Ms D Motion Mr T Nattrass Mr E Peart
Mrs S Peart Mr M Robson Mr I Ross Mr I Skidmore
Mrs S Vasey Mrs G Ward Mr H Ward Mrs J Wearmouth
Mrs B Wood Mr J Worthington Mr N Peart Mr W Wearmouth
Ms A Gascoigne

Section Secretaries

Horse Section:  Mrs C Akrigg, 3 Butts Cresent, Stanhope, Co Durham, DL13 2UG Tel: 01388 526 477

Agricultural Section – Sheep,   Mr P Collinson Tel: 01388 517 374
Agricultural Section – Cattle,    Mr J H Emerson  Tel; 01388 517257

Festival of Shopping Marquee (sat & sun):  Mrs Emma Emerson Tel: 07810 640580 Email:

Vintage & Handmade Marquee (sun only): Ms Lisa Oliver Email:

Amateur Photography:  Mr Bernard Moralee  Tel:01388 517123

Industrial:   Mrs S. Anderson & Mrs S. Jopling

Dressed Sticks: Mrs H Beadle,Eggleston. 01833 650309

Horticultural:   Mr G T Bradley Tel: 01388 528 615
Fur & Feather- Section Secretaries

  • Feather: Mr D.Richardson Tel: 07879 990467.
  • Rabbits: Mr R. Wearmouth  Tel: 01740 652039
  • Cavies: Mrs C. Wearmouth,  Tel: 01388 249146

Canine Section Secretaries

  • Obedience: Moira Jobling. Tel: 0191 2366090 & 07989 199365.
  • Kennel Club: Mrs C Reid, Tel 07734466996

Harness Racing: Section Secretary Tina Brough  Tel: 07704 481253

Dog Agility: Michelle Naughton Tel: 07956779368

Terriers & Lurchers: Ms G McNestry Tel: 07769673314

Trade Stands:   General Secretary - Ms. Lisa Johnstone, Virginia House, 5 North Terrace, Gainford, Co. Durham DL2 3EE.  Tel. 07966516270 email

Vintage Tractors & Stationary Engines: Mr L. Johnson  07773 586003

Vintage Cars: Mr P Jackson Tel: 07968367438

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