Show attracts bumper crowd

Organisers predicting a record year

By Nigel Walrond   |   Sports Editor   |
Wednesday 20th July 2022 6:00 am
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THE weather could not have been any better as thousands of people turned out for the 117th Liskeard Show.

The sun shone and the temperatures remained high for the ever-popular event at the showground at Merrymeet just outside Liskeard.

The show, one of Cornwall’s top one-day events, had been on hold for two years due to the COVID pandemic so the return to action was all the more sweet for the organisers.

And the public demonstrated how much they had missed it by arriving in their droves, leaving well-marshalled queues at both the entrance gate and on the nearby roads.

Entries were high in the cattle and sheep sections and nearly at the level of the last show in 2019 in the horse and donkey classes.

Crowds gathered round the main ring for a day-long schedule of activities and the many and varied trade stands reported good business.

“There was a real buzz right across the showground from the moment the gates opened,” said Show secretary Beckie Breyley. “The visitors just kept arriving and I think we may be in for a record year. It just proved that everyone was pleased to see the show back up and running.

“I must thank all our supporters, sponsors and volunteers for the hard work they put in. A show is never a memorable show without them.

“I’d also like to thank the many businesses that had stands that added to the atmosphere.”

Planning now begins for the 2023 show that will be on Saturday, July 8. Show chairman Colin Dymond commented:

“I would like to say, on behalf of Liskeard & District Agricultural Association,k a massive thank you to everyone who supported the Show last Saturday at Merrymeet and a sincere thank you to all of those who put a huge amount of time and effort into the Show preparations.

“Everyone’s hard work is very much appreciated and it just makes it all worthwhile when everyone has a fantastic day.

“Farmers and town dwellers alike gathered to enjoy an all-embracing day out in the countryside.

“Once again thank you all for supporting the Show, making it a success. Look forward to seeing you all again next year.”

Too see more pictures take a look in this weeks Cornish Times avalible in shops now.

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