Eye Show delights Bank Holiday crowds

THIS year's Eye Show and Country Fair came to an end last night after a feast of entertainment for Bank Holiday revellers.

Elliot Furniss

THIS year's Eye Show and Country Fair came to an end last night after a feast of entertainment for Bank Holiday revellers.

The second day of the show included a tribute to the King of Pop and an appearance from the world's most famous flying display team.

There was an action-packed day of arena demonstrations, live music and the finals of the 2009 UK Logging Championship.


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Among many attractions taking to the Main Arena during the day were the Jive Pony team, Mountgrace Gun Dogs and CJ's Birds of Prey.

There were also tough-tackling rugby demonstrations from Diss Rugby Club members and thrilling displays from the Vander Brothers and their Wheel of Death Extreme.

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The Live Music Stage saw tribute performers recreate the shows of popular artists including the Michael Jackson Experience and the Greatest Take That Tribute.

The most highly anticipated moment of the day came at just after noon when the Red Arrows display team took to the skies over the showground and gave a breathtaking exhibition of aerobatic skill.

The show, held at Godrich Park, Palgrave, helps to raise money for various charities and over the past 10 years donations totalling more than �200,000 have been distributed from the profits.

The excellent summer sun and warm Bank Holiday conditions led to thousands of visitors flocking to the site over the weekend and organisers hailed the event - which was first held in 1915 and has been run by the Seeley family since 1963 - a big success.

The show also featured a vast array of trade and craft stands, a vintage vehicle section and a large range of refreshments to choose from.

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