Crowds flock for Blakesley show

Thousands of people supported the 129th Blakesley & District Agricultural Show last weekend

The nine-and-a-half hour show included 120 trading stalls, more than 100 classes for cattle and sheep and 70 horse dressage and show jumping events.

Blakesley Show 2013. Cattle. Young handler Fergus Payton with Red Holstein, Sweetie.'130803M-A003

Blakesley Show 2013. Cattle. Young handler Fergus Payton with Red Holstein, Sweetie.'130803M-A003

Crowds tasted delicious foods from local markets and food groups then enjoyed The Grand Parade and a demonstration from Dogs For The Disabled.

Chris Allen from the Dogs For The Disabled said: “We are celebrating 25 years as a charity and it was great to show off what the dogs and the volunteers provide to children and adults who have a disability.

“We performed in the main arena and had a great turn out from the crowd, even people approached us at the end to find out more.”

Other attractions included a spectacular show from the Stuntworld motorcycles, sheep shearing demonstrations, and displays of vintage machinery dotted about the showground.

Blakesley Show 2013. Vintage truck.'130803M-A100

Blakesley Show 2013. Vintage truck.'130803M-A100

Stuart Nichols, chairman of the Blakesley Show said: “This year we had a record attendance, compared to last summer where we had to cancel due to the rain.

“There was a lovely mix of people, bringing the town to the countryside, thanks to all who came along and supported it and I look forward to next year’s show.”