A taste of the coast at the Great Yorkshire Show

Monday, 9 July 2018

Visitors to one of England’s biggest agricultural shows will be treated to a taste of the Yorkshire coast this week.

Scarborough Borough Council’s Discover Yorkshire Coast team will be exhibiting as part of the Welcome to Yorkshire stand at the 160th Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate from Tuesday 10 to Thursday 12 July.

On the back of last weekend’s Cook250 festival in Whitby the Discover Yorkshire Coast team is joining forces with the people behind The Endeavour Experience as well as W Hamond, the original Whitby Jet shop, to host a ‘Whitby Corner’. They will showcase jewellery making using the highly polished Whitby Jet and promote the new visitor experience opening later this year on HM Bark Endeavour in Whitby harbour. Visitors will also be able to pose for photographs behind the beautiful handmade tintamarresques, which were especially made for the Cook250 festival, and take part in a themed competition to correctly guess the access code for a locked treasure chest, which has been created by students from Scarborough University Technical College (UTC).

Janet Deacon, Scarborough Borough Council Tourism and Corporate Marketing Manager and Area Director for Welcome to Yorkshire said:

"The coast always plays a big part on the prominent Welcome to Yorkshire trade stand at the Great Yorkshire Show and this year is no exception. In this special 250th anniversary year of Captain Cook’s first expedition to the South Seas, we are delighted to be able to shine a spotlight on Whitby as well as promote the many other fantastic attractions, events and experiences on offer along the Yorkshire coast."

The Great Yorkshire Show at Harrogate showground is an iconic three-day event, which celebrates the very best of food, farming and rural life and attracts more than 130,000 people every year.

Picture of Whitby harbour - credit: Mark Denton Photographic