The company also offered a good entry of Blackface Gimmers and prior to the sale
the show of Blackface Gimmers was ably judged by Mr David Stanners, Chesterhope,
From a strong run of top pens Mr Stanners made his awards as follows
First Prize - Messrs A Murray and sons, Sewingshields
Second - Messrs W Walton, Toft House
Third - Townshields – H & H Robson
£174, £172, £170 Sewingshields, £165 Horseholme, £155 Greenleas £152 Townshields,
£151 Horseholme, £140 Greenleas, £135 Grasslees, £134 East Wilkwood & The Dunns,
£132 East Wilkwood, £130 East Wilkwood and Townshields, £128 Horseholme, £125 Toft
House and Townshields, £128 Horseholme, £125 Toft House and Townshields, £124 Townshields
and Billsmoor park.
Blackface Ewe Lambs
At their opening sale of breeding ewe lambs Hexham & Northern Marts sold a smart
entry of 625 Blackface ewe lambs, the majority bred from North of England or ‘Hexham’
type mothers and prior to the sale the prize show was ably judged by Harry Morshead,
Mr Morshead awarded the Gordon Swan Trophy to a super pen of lambs from Messrs Wanwood
Partners, Wanwood Hill, Alston and the tremendous examples went on to sell for £138.
Standing second to the champions were a similarly well-bred pen from Messrs A Murray
and sons, Sewingshields which went on to sell for £118 each. The third prize rosette
went to the top pen from Messrs Halbert, Prospect House which later sold to £138.
£138 Wanwood Hill and Prospect House, £136, £126, £120 x2 Close A Burn, £118 Sewingshields,
£115 Prospect House, £114 Wanwood Hill, £112 Sewingshields,
£111 The Lampert, £110 Wanwood Hill, £108 Close A Burn, £100 Greenleighton, £92 Close
A Burn, £88 Greenlighton and Prospect House, £82 Sewingshields,