Sheepdog Trials are of interest to both the country lover and city dweller and make a wonderful spectacle for the visitor and local person alike. The Longshaw Sheep Dog Trials claim to be the oldest continuous trials in the country. They started in 1898 and have run to the present day, interrupted only by the two World Wars. Eagerly awaited by enthusiasts, both local and national, the trials take place at Longshaw Pastures every September providing sporting entertainment and funds for charity.
After the Second World War in 1945, when the trials re-commenced at Longshaw, the BBC were present to record the events. A popular long running television series followed, bringing 'One man and his dog' into the living rooms of millions of interested viewers.
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