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Crowds flock to Hanbury Countryside show

Friday 12 July 2013 Updated: 12/07 15:17

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Buy photos » Some of the bakery delights on offer. Pictures by Bob Brierley.

HUNDREDS of entries, a record number of visitors and plenty of summer sunshine made this year’s Hanbury Countryside Show the most successful in its 66-year history.

Queues formed well before the gates opened on Saturday (July 6) at 8.30am with visitors keen to get a taste of country life – from chickens and eggs of all shapes, sizes and colours to cattle, sheep and horses.

The local produce marquee showcased businesses selling foodstuffs from sausages to sweets and bread to cheese and in the craft marquee there was everything from jewellery to paintings, cards to clothing, and much in between.

Standard editor Tristan Harris got more than he bargained for when he was taken for a series of wheelies by The Kangaroo Kid to herald his official opening of the show.

With cattle, sheep and chicken showing, horse showing, show-jumping and dressage, there was plenty to enjoy, quite apart from spectacles in the main arena which included displays by heavy horses, stunt quad-bike driver The Kangaroo Kid, working dogs and hound parades.

Show committee member Richard Heath said: “It was a truly splendid day and very gratifying to see hundreds of families having a wonderful time and helping raise money for County Air Ambulance, where all this year’s proceeds are going”.

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Buy photos» Standard editor Tristan Harris arrived on a quad bike with stunt rider Sam Coulter.

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Buy photos» The vintage cars delighted the crowds.

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Buy photos» Animals took centre stage.

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Buy photos» One of the award winners.

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Buy photos» Stunt riders Matt Coulter and Sam Coulter from The Kangaroo Kid.

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