Bakewell Show draws the crowds

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IT’S one of the oldest agricultural events in the country – and like a fine wine, Bakewell Show just gets better with age.

The two-day spectacular, held at Bakewell Showground in the heart of the picturesque Peak District, attracted bumper crowds this year as, once again, hard-working show organisers pulled out all the stops to provide an action-packed programme of fun-filled events.

sp91327  Hackney ponnies in the main ring at Bakewell show

sp91327 Hackney ponnies in the main ring at Bakewell show

With the usual albeit much-loved livestock competitions, flower contests and dog shows to the simply breath-taking chariots of fire display by Amanda Seville – involving stunt ponies jumping flames – it was virtually, if not totally, impossible to spot a single glum-looking face in the never-ending crowds.

Far from it, folk looked genuinely delighted and completely charmed by the delights on offer at the show, affectionately named Little Royal, which has been entertaining and wowing visitors for 181 years come rain or shine.

For a full report and lots more pictures, see next Thursday’s Derbyshire Times.