THERE is more to the Westmorland County Show than livestock competitions - and amongst the variety of traders and displays that the public was able to browse last week was a one-time-only marquee.

The floral design marquee usually appears at Country Fest at Crooklands but, as this was cancelled this year, it was making its first appearance at the County Show. It looks set to return to Country Fest next year, so its presence was a particular treat for show-goers.

Jane Burns, of Burton-in-Lonsdale, won the award for best individual exhibit for her take on the theme of ‘rust, it’s all the rage'. Her piece featured pieces of rusted metal that she had gathered over the years.

Mrs Burns, 76, said: “It’s been a lovely day, a very nice day.

“Not too crowded, lots of interesting things for people to look at.

“People have enjoyed looking at the flowers in the marquee.”

Mrs Burns was also victorious in the pedestal class, in which floral arrangements had to be constructed around a tall stand.

She won the class with her take on the East India Company theme.

"It's nice to be competing with other people that are very talented," she said.

"There are some very talented flower arrangers in here."