Ex Chairman of Penrith Show, Frank Mason was elected as this year’s President and brings to the table over forty years of experience of being involved in the traditional agricultural show, which takes place on 27th July.
Frank’s family have been associated with Penrith Show for many years. Having looked through a catalogue of the Centenary Show, (August 14, 1934) his grandfather Francis Mason was a member of the Committee and a Steward for Heavy Horses and also showed four Clydesdale Horses. Frank himself has served as Chairman of the Show (1994-1995), been involved for many years on the show committee and held the role of chief field steward. In 2012, Frank held the position of President Elect, before being nominated as President for 2013.
Frank, who lives at Kirkoswald, has spent his life working in the agriculture industry, taking over the family farm, Sickergill in Renwick at the age of 23, which is now run by his son Neil and his partner Sue. Frank is still a keen farmer and continues to plays a vital role in helping run the farm with his son and his wife, Mary. Frank also has a daughter, Claire who lives in Clifton with her husband, Andrew.
Frank comments, “To be President of Penrith Show is an honour and a pleasure. Having served on the Committee for many years, it is encouraging to see younger people taking on the prominent positions of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. The success of the Show is all down to a dedicated and hard working Committee. I am very proud of the Show; it always has a happy and friendly atmosphere.”
At this year’s Penrith Agricultural Show, Frank will be involved in presenting all the Championship trophies, judging the trade stands and various competitions during the day.
Chairman of Penrith Agricultural Show Executive Committee, Richard Gardiner comments,
“It is great to have Frank as our President. His dedication to the success of the show over the past few decades is what makes the show possible. Without his passion and that of others the show would not be as successful as it is.”
Penrith Show will take place on Saturday 27th July at Brougham show field. Enquiries and booking can now be directed to the show Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the show visit www.penrithshow.co.uk