Cattle wow the crowds at annual Penistone show

141st Penistone Agricultural Show'Charley Atkins meets one of the goats ready for show
141st Penistone Agricultural Show'Charley Atkins meets one of the goats ready for show
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Monster bulls, porky pigs, live music and classic cars pulled in the crowds at one of Britain’s longest-running country fairs.

The Penistone Show has been going every year since 1853 - apart from during the two World Wards - and the 141st event took place on Saturday.

141st Penistone Agricultural Show'Prize Bull walks the ring

141st Penistone Agricultural Show'Prize Bull walks the ring

The event took place in the village showground.

Liz Walker, spokeswoman for the organising committee, said: “We reckon we must have had 15,000 people here, which was a lovely number for us because it was busy but a crowd we could handle.

“We also had really good weather.”

“One of the top attractions was our star Aberdeen Angus bull, Lockerley Kougar, brought along by Dean Iverson, of Marsden’s Farm, Millhouse Green.

“He looked like something from a stone age painting - a giant of a creature but a really beautiful chap.

“He was a showstopper who wowed the crowds.”

A display of Shirehorses proved a hit, too, with crowds admiring their decorated manes.

Other animal displays included rare breed sheep and pigs.

Liz said: “Our pig secretary, Tim Booth, from Oxspring, gave a talk about pig breeds and where they come from, which was fascinating.”

Entertainment included music from the continental Frumptarn Guggenband band and Jive Pony, a stunt riding act.

“There were two girls on horses who did a striptease act down to their leotards, then performed an incredible display of acrobatics,” Liz said.

“We also had Rotherham Rockets dog flyball, sword dancing and musicians.

“Jazz trio Velvet Hammer were excellent. The music carried on into the evening.”

She added: “We must be one of the country’s oldest country shows.

“It is a great tradition and we are now looking forward to next year’s event.”

Next year’s show will take place on Saturday, September 13.