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Thousands have a great day out at the South Suffolk Show at Ampton Racecourse, near Ingham

PUBLISHED: 16:57 13 May 2018 | UPDATED: 16:57 13 May 2018

A display taking place at the South Suffolk Show held at Ampton Racecourse near Ingham. Picture: MARTIN GRAYLING FILMS

A display taking place at the South Suffolk Show held at Ampton Racecourse near Ingham. Picture: MARTIN GRAYLING FILMS

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It was a great day out for the thousands of people who attended the South Suffolk Show, yesterday.

A blacksmith at work at the South Suffolk Show held at Ampton Racecourse near Ingham. Picture: MARTIN GRAYLING FILMSA blacksmith at work at the South Suffolk Show held at Ampton Racecourse near Ingham. Picture: MARTIN GRAYLING FILMS

Held at the Ampton Racecourse, near Ingham, it is regarded as one of the leading shows of its type in the eastern region and it continued that theme.

There were trade stands and the show had a high number of entries in its various horse and pony classes and cattle, sheep and pig classes were also well supported.

Arts and crafts featured as part of the day’s attraction along with a shopping marquee, food hall, countryside area, vintage farm machinery, modern classic tractors and children’s entertainments.

Geoff Bailes, the show secretary, said: “It’s been a very busy show and it’s been a day for excellent weather for the event ... cool in the morning and the sun came out for people in the afternoon and the showground became a sun trap.

An entry in the pig section at the South Suffolk Show held at Ampton Racecourse near Ingham. Picture: MARTIN GRAYLING FILMSAn entry in the pig section at the South Suffolk Show held at Ampton Racecourse near Ingham. Picture: MARTIN GRAYLING FILMS

“There were 160 head of cattle and the judging for the sheep took five hours because the standard was so high and the numbers involved.

“I can say we have had a very good day, good weather and a good turnout.”

The “Cavalry of Heroes”, who, to mark the centenary of the First World War, also created a special display remembering the role that the horses and soldiers played in the Great War.

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