Gallery: The best images from the Tendring Show

MUD, mud and more mud. That was the theme for this year’s Tendring Show.

While outdoor events across the region were cancelled as heavy rain flooded roads and fields, the site in Lawford, near Manningtree, just about stood up to the elements.

Thousands turned out in their wellies to support the event on Saturday and enjoyed the regular livestock shows and farming displays.

Organisers said despite it being the wettest show for 30 years, about 15,000 people were still able to attend and overall the show was a big success.

Show spokesman Tom Glover said: “Given the weather conditions, we were pleased with how it has gone.

“There was a very positive atmosphere and people made the best of things. Yes it was muddy, but I’m glad we persevered and kept the show going.”

However, some visitors were turned away in the afternoon after the water-logged car park became too unsafe for vehicles to use.

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Mr Glover said: “Obviously, some people were left disappointed because they couldn’t get in.

“As the day went on, the car park became less safe to use, so we had to take a decision for health and safety reasons.

“But when you think how many events were cancelled this weekend, we should feel proud of the big community effort to keep the show going.

“We would like to say sorry to those who were turned away and hope people who did come had a great day.”

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