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Thousands flock to the county show
THOUSANDS of people flocked to the Tabley showground to enjoy this year’s Cheshire Show in glorious sunshine.
Visitors enjoyed numerous attractions and saw thousands of animals including livestock, horses, dogs and pigs.
Tickets sales were high, and organisers believe that entry on the gate was higher than last year.
This year’s show also welcomed Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex on the first day.
She was given a tour of the showground to show her all that is great and good about farming in Cheshire.
New attractions this year included a 4x4 course in the Countryside Experience Area, sponsored by Gallagher Mitsubishi, where the public could sample the thrill of off-road driving.
Katy Cropper, the only woman to win the BBC show One man and his dog, wowed the crowds with her duck and geese herding display.
The main ring hosted attractions including a display by Jason Smyth, one of the UK’s leading quad bike and motorbike stunt riders and music from the Scots Guard Association Pipe and Drum Band.
Allostock farmer Tony Garnett, chairman of the Cheshire County Show, said: “We are delighted with the weather and the turnout.
“It was very special to welcome Her Royal Highness, The Countess of Wessex, to the show.
She was very interested in the agricultural side of things, and talked to farmers and breeders to find out more about what they do.”
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