Tens of thousands expected to flock to agricultural show

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MORE than 60,000 people are expected to descend on Bakewell over two days this week for the annual agricultural show.

Taking place around its new purpose-built offices the Bakewell Show, which is staged tomorrow and Thursday, promises to be one of the biggest and best in the event’s 182-year history.

Among the new attractions this year is the musical ride, which will see youngsters ride horses in circles and straight lines set to music.

An 8ft robot named Titan also promises to keep children entertained, with the usual mix of stalls and shows offering something for everyone.

Local schools have contributed to a mural which will be shown on both days, depicting aspects of the yearly show.

And, despite the downpours which have led to the cancellation of other summer events, organisers have insisted the Bakewell Show will go on.

Janet Bailey, show manager, said: “For Bakewell Show to cancel it would take extreme weather conditions. The good news is the centre ring is currently in excellent condition - we hope it stays that way. We owe it to our exhibitors and traders to go ahead because they have had a particularly difficult year.”