Show-goers flock to Suffolk spectacular

VISITORS to this year's Suffolk Show are today braving chilly conditions and the possibility of rain.

VISITORS to this year's Suffolk Show are today braving chilly conditions and the possibility of rain.

Gates opened at 7.30am to show-goers keen to see what the two day event, held at Trinity Park, has to offer.

Caroline Ammon, 33, of Wadgate Road, Felixstowe, was among the first visitors, accompanied by partner Andrew Cook and three daughters, Sophie, 5, Holly, 3, and Chloe, 11.

Ms Ammon said: “We come every year and have been coming every year for a long time.

“The children like the animals and the birds of prey.

“It's a great day out and a big event for Suffolk.”

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With traditional sights, including livestock, show jumping and craft displays, as well as trade stands, food halls, art exhibitions and flower tents.

The show is expected to attract around 85,000 visitors today and tomorrow.

In the fashion stakes, Sarah Brown, of Wantisden, near Woodbridge, was wearing a Dolce and Gabbana dress and stunning home-decorated hat.

Ms Brown, a steward in the vice president's ringside club, said: “It's a big family tradition. I'm from a farming family and have been coming to the Suffolk Show for as long as I can remember.”

Mags Hayward, of Campsea Ashe, is a steward in the art exhibition. She was wearing a dress and jacket from Holly Blue in Woodbridge and a borrowed hat. She said: “We're having a great time. The grand parade is a real highlight and I love seeing the Suffolk Punch horses.

In the flower tent, ladies from the Ipswich Floral Decoration Society were putting the finishing touches to their display. Society member Celia Plume said: “We are working with roses, gerbera, carnations and lilies and the theme is honeymoon destination. We are depicting Venice with a carnival feel.”