SHEEP shearing demonstrations are making a return to Cannon Hall Farm following a four-year hiatus.

The family-run farm in Cawthorne, which opened its doors to the public in 1989, used to do demonstrations at this time every year.

But this stopped during the pandemic, instead choosing to undertake the task behind closed doors.

Farm director Robert Nicholson said: “Shearing is a really important part of the farming calendar and it is so exciting that we can finally return to demonstrating this to help educate people about this skill.

“For the first time ever, we will be shearing our own flock to make our very own balls of wool, so not only will we be shearing the sheep, we will be following the journey of the fleece to the spinning as it is made into yarn to sell in the farm shop.”