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Outdoor Event, Tue 6 Aug 2019

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

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”

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

The 219th show will be held on Tuesday 6th August 2019 and it is open to the public from 2pm.

Telephone (public)Accepts groups

Dogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 6 Aug 2019 14:00
Berries on show between 2pm - 5.30pm. There will also be live music from 5pm and a presentation at 6pm.

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date event
Tue 6 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