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Weather hits show numbers.

THE wet weather may have kept some visitors away but a village show proved to be perfect for ducks.

A highlight of Saturday's event at Whalton, near Morpeth, Northumberland, was a display of ducks rounded up by dogs.

Another was the popular sheep race which saw woolly jumpers leap over fences just as if it was a horse race.

For the more seriousminded a sheep dog trail was among many attractions.

Organiser Sheila Lough said the rainy weather meant attendance was down on last year.

She said: ""Normally we would expect ticket numbers to be 2000 but this year it was nearer 1500.

"You can't plan weather in the North East and the sun finally got out about 4pm when people were starting to think about going home."

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 22, 2014
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