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Outdoor Event, Tue 4 Aug 2020

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show

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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 2020th show will be held on Tuesday 4th August 2020.

Telephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

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Tue 4 Aug 2020

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Tue 4 Aug Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show


Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show


North Yorkshire,
YO21 1UX



See location of Egton Bridge on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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


  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted