Gallery: County show steeped in history

THE Suffolk Show brings together the past and future of farming in the county.

It celebrates Suffolk’s rich agricultural past and gives visitors an insight into how farming will change over coming years.

It brings together the county’s top farmers and producers and allows them to showcase their skills and delicacies.

Horsemen and women compete in the various rings around the 360-acre Trinity Park showground and working animals show what an important role they play even today.

Animals at the Suffolk Show 2012 270 different classes for horses 27 different breeds of cattle �90,000 of livestock prizes 32 breeds of sheep 3,000 livestock and equine entries

The Suffolk Show is organised by The Suffolk Agricultural Association and was first held in 1831.

In its formative years, the show moved around various venues but the annual event has been taking place at its current site just outside Ipswich since 1960.

Most Read

Although farming, and the show, have evolved and developed since the first ever show, the Suffolk Show 2012 still retains elements of those early days from original milking methods to side saddle displays.

Showground 2012 125 toilets 30 tonnes of rubbish will be produced, half of which will be recycled 800 trade stands Around 90,000 visitors expected