William Blamire MP(1790-1862)
Tithe Copyhold and Enclosure Commissioner
“That most estimable man, that indefatigable public servant”
(Tribute to William Blamire by Sir Robert Peel)
The Blamire Trust
Cumberland Yeoman


Recipients’ since 2000
(For a full list of recipients throughout the past century please contact the Secretary)
2000 Jock Ireland, Frizington, Cumbria Cumberland farmer of repute.
  Ruth Morton Her services to Cumberland Young Farmer Clubs.
2001 Bar Woodall, Millom, Cumbria Cumberland food entrepreneur.
  Michael McDonagh Agricultural land drainage expert of renown.
2002 Ian Watson, Carlisle His services to Cumberland dairy farmers.
2003 George Stoddart, Ireby Fine breeder of Charolais cattle.
  John Hunter His services to Agricultural Co-operatives.
2004 Pam Jago Her services to training in Cumberland agriculture.
  Tucker Armstrong For his work and promotion in the field of Livestock Auctions
2005 John Hetherington, Rosley Highly respected farmer and for his work in Agricultural education and as a member of The Blamire Trust.
  Jamie Fisher, Penrith His Promotion of Cumberland Agriculture through many years association with Penrith Show.
2006 John Hodgson, Burgh by Sands For the promotion and development of Holstein Cattle
  Bob Timmins Advisor to Cumberland farmers, particularly in the field of land drainage.
2007 Ray Scott, Wigton Expert in dairy engineering and many years of service to Cumberland farmers employed with G D & M Dunglinson.
  Ralph Lloyd, Carlisle. For services to Cumberland farmers through the development of an extensive supply and service industry.
  Patrick Gordon-Duff-Pennington For his unstinted representation of all Cumberland farmers.
2008 In 2008 The Blamire Trustees presented a medal to Hazel Relph of Borrowdale for her work in support of hill farming and in particular the promotion of Herdwick lamb.

The Trustees were honoured when His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales agreed to present the medal during his visit to the area on the 31st March.

The Relph family occupy Yew Tree Farm at Rosthwaite in the beautiful Borrowdale valley maintaining a flock of Herdwick sheep together with the landscape so much admired by all who visit the lakes.

The Chairman of the Blamire Trust, Mr Michael Cowen said “Joe and Hazel are typical of the hardworking farmers in our Lake District and have shown how rewarding hill farming can be. Their activities are a credit to them which include the superb facilities for visitors and their highly successful marketing of Herdwick lamb.

Our Trust is honoured that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has agreed to present this medal during his visit”

2008 Ann Risman, Penrith
For her work in aiding farmers to embrace the computer age through the Pentalk organisation.
  Jim Hardy, Crosby-on-Eden
A farm having considerable benefits to wildlife.
2009 Denis Holliday, Cockermouth
Serving farmers during many years of employment with Carrs Agriculture.
  Nancy Tweddell
For services to farmers who benefited from her advice and guidance in relation to various government support arrangements.
2010 Nick Utting
For services to North Cumbria farmers through his work with the National Farmers’ Union.
2011 Stuart Robertson and David Thomlinson
For their service over many years to the Livestock auctioneering industry in Cumberland.
  Will Rawling, Ennerdale
Hill farmer and supporter of Cumberland agriculture through work with the Farmer Network.
2012 Martin Richardson, Cockermouth
Livestock farmer of repute and many years work in promoting the Cumberland sheep industry and its breeds.
  Mervyn Edwards
For his services to hill farmers through his work with ADAS and other support organisations.
2013 Chris Holmes
For services to Cumberland farmers as Chief Executive of Carrs Billington Agriculture.

John Hall

For services to the County's Sheep breeders.
2014 Tim Cartmell
A solicitor with great knowledge and experience of all matters relating to Agricultural Law
  Jan Davinson
For many years, work as Chief Officer of the County's Young Farmers Movement.
2015 Alan Bowe For services to Cumberland farmers through his work as a Land Agent.
  Alan and Margaret Harrison For their support of the farming industry as a family supply company.
2016 Messrs Hodgson of Wormanby Farm In recognition of them maintaining a quality Holstein herd, being a fine example to other breeders.
  Will Cockbain For many years representing his fellow hill farmers on a number of national organisations.
2017 Susan Aglionby In recognition of her work within the Organic sector of Cumberland farming, farmers markets and farm open days.
  Frank Armstrong For services to Cumberland farmers through his work with an agricultural supply company.

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