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image for Outdoor Event item typeEgton Bridge Gooseberry Show at Egton Bridge

Outdoor Event, Tue 1 Aug 2017

Gooseberries

Gooseberries

Details

Egton Bridge, eight miles from Whitby in the North York Moors National Park, is the setting for the oldest surviving gooseberry show in the country, established in 1800. The show is held on the first Tuesday in August each year by the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society.



The 2009 show was truly a record breaking event. Champion grower Bryan Nellist took the R. Harland Challenge Cup with, at the time, a record breaking berry. Coming in at exactly 35 drams (2.19 oz. or 62.0 grams) the Woodpecker berry was the heaviest ever shown in the United Kingdom, beating Kelvin Archer’s previous record by just over 2 grains or 0.1 grams. It was recognised as an official World Record. Bryan’s success received widespread coverage in the local and national press. The Whitby Gazette hailed it as “Bryan’s berry best in world” (follow this link to see the full article, reproduced by kind permission of Whitby Gazette).

The Middlesbrough Evening Gazette proclaimed “Bryan smashes fruity record” (follow this link to see the full article, reproduced by kind permission of the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette).

Kelvin Archer has subsequently reclaimed the World record but Bryan’s berry remains the heaviest ever entered into competition.

Telephone (public)Accepts groups

Dogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 1 Aug 2017 14:00
The 2017 show will be held on Tuesday 1st August and it is open to the public from 2 PM. There will be music playing in the afternoon and the prize giving will begin at 6:30 PM.

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date event
Tue 1 Aug Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Contact

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Address

Whitby,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 1UX

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NZ 804053  Lat: 54.43675 Long: -0.76193

By Road:
By Road:
From the A171 between Whitby and Middlesbrough. Egton is signposted approximately 6 and a half miles inland from Whitby. Turn off is signposted Egton, Grosmont. Bear left onto High Street. At Egton continue through the village following signs for Egton Bridge.

By Public Transport:
The Middlesbrough to Whitby Esk Valley Railway runs through Egton Bridge and stops at Egton station which is only half a mile north. Also the seasonal Moors bus number 99 services this area.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Egton station

Facilities

  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted