Field day for kids at country show

Hope Show......The White Family from Bradfield with four of their sheep LtoR Ben with 'Tom Daley',James with 'Usain Bolt',Alex with 'Daisy' and Catherine with 'Jessica Ennis'
Hope Show......The White Family from Bradfield with four of their sheep LtoR Ben with 'Tom Daley',James with 'Usain Bolt',Alex with 'Daisy' and Catherine with 'Jessica Ennis'
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COUNTRY life in all its forms was celebrated at an annual agricultural show – where crowds flocked to see animals, vintage vehicles and exciting demonstrations.

The Hope Show dates from 1853 and is still going strong today, raising money for local societies and charitable organisations.

An army of volunteers help to run the event, which was held on the Hope Showground yesterday, putting on displays of showjumping, horticulture and sheepdog trials, as well as an array of craft competitions, including homemade produce contests.

A big turnout was expected in advance of the Bank Holiday festival, where attendance has topped 10,000 in previous years.

The livestock show proved to be a big draw, with farmers showing off their finest cattle in the hope of winning coveted rosettes.

Farmhands also faced each other in a sheep-shearing contest.

Tasty treats including ice creams, hog roasts and cream teas were served up for visitors in need of refreshment.

The festival was originally set up to keep alive the old agricultural traditions of villages in the Hope Valley.