VIDEO & PICTURES: Hope Show a success despite washout

Young and old got a glimpse of life in the countryside at this year’s wonderful Hope Show.

By Michael Broomhead and Rachel Atkins
Tuesday, 1st September 2015, 12:06 pm
Hope Show 2015.
Hope Show 2015.

Hundreds of fun-seeking families flocked to the traditional agricultural event on Bank Holiday Monday.

Visitors enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of rural life thanks to a jam-packed schedule of attractions.

The show included a variety of displays, classes and competitions including sheepdogs, horses, cattle and poultry.

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Hope Show 2015.

There were also vintage cars, horticulture shows, craft displays and lots more.

Organisers hailed the show as “spectacular” – despite heavy rain throughout the day.

Dating back to 1853, Hope Show raises money for societies and charities in the area.

To view a gallery of pictures by photographer Rachel Atkins, click the link above.

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