Gallery: Thousands flock to 81st Five Parishes Show in Essex

Five parishes Horticultural Society Summer Show at Fingringhoe ranges.

Five parishes Horticultural Society Summer Show at Fingringhoe ranges. - Credit: Archant

Thousands of people flocked to an historic country show which featured an array of horticultural delights.

The 81st Five Parishes Show at Fingringhoe Ranges near Abberton on Sunday offered attractions including floral displays and home grown fruit and vegetable exhibits in the traditional show marquee.

The show, organised by the Five Parishes Horticultural Society, covering Abberton, Langenhoe, Peldon and Great and Little Wigborough, began as a flower festival in 1926 but has gone from strength-to-strength to become what it is today.

It was suspended during the Second World War and again in 2001 when an outbreak of foot and mouth prevented it from going ahead.

As well as horticultural attractions, there was medieval combat, dog agility, vintage vehicles and a horse show to keep all visitors of all ages entertained.


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In the main ring there were displays from Frank Walker Gun Dogs, Colchester Birds of Prey, Tom and Tilly Turnip Tomfoolery, Suffolk Punch Trust and Tendring Dog Agility.

Judging of fruit, vegetable and flower entries took place on Saturday and then the marquee was open on Sunday for the public to enjoy the displays.

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