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 2021 show (fingers crossed) will be on Tuesday 3rd August (it is always the first Tuesday in August).
It is with regret that the Egton Bridge Old Gooseberry Society committee has reached the inevitable conclusion that the 2020 edition of the oldest gooseberry show in the world has to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our members and visitors is our principle priority and we can see no way to even hold a ‘socially distanced’ show. We are confident that we will be flooded with tales of monster berries robbed of their moment of glory, it is amazing how berries that never make it to the show are the largest ever grown.
We wish all our members, supporters and friends best wishes, stay safe and tend those bushes with all the TLC they richly deserve. We would