PICTURE SPECIAL: Thousands enjoy Blaston Show

Despite the damp start, large crowds flocked to enjoy a great day out at this year’s Blaston Show.

Visitors enjoyed a huge variety of trade stands classic cars and tractors, horse and pony showing, livestock classes, dog showing, farm machinery displays, sheep shearing, rural crafts and entertainment in the main ring. Some local schools took part in an art competition, and the new area for food and drink stands proved very popular. Towards the end of the day, the crowds were treated to a flypast by a Spitfire.

Fancy dress...Sam Skinner, Matila Skinner 4 on Stanley, Rosie Skinner, Toby Shenton 6, Rupert the pony, Becky Shenton and Henry Shenton 4.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Fancy dress...Sam Skinner, Matila Skinner 4 on Stanley, Rosie Skinner, Toby Shenton 6, Rupert the pony, Becky Shenton and Henry Shenton 4.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Show Chairman, John Stones said: “From a very damp start to blazing sunshine and a Spitfire flypast finale it was truly a day to remember.

“Our visitors supported us in huge numbers; the car park was filled right up the hill. We are all thrilled with how the day went and are now calculating exactly how much we have made for our chosen charities, with proceeds set to go to Headway Leicester and several other local charities.

“It was great to hear how much people enjoyed the show. The success of the show is a tribute to the support of so many local people, including sponsorship from many local businesses and community groups giving their time for free, helping to create such a successful day.”