Circus skills and cattle prove popular at Penistone Show

Sally Griffiths gives one of her sheep a quick trime
Sally Griffiths gives one of her sheep a quick trime
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Circus skills workshops, arts and crafts, and baking sessions were introduced to the traditional Penistone Show this year - and helped attract a 20,000 strong crowd.

Organisers of the event, in its 142nd year, said they were delighted with the turn-out, which matched last year’s numbers.

Show spokeswoman Liz Walker said a combination of traditional events, including livestock showing, alongside more activities for children, had proved a success.

“Although there were more activities for children, including circus skills and theatre workshops, baking sessions and arts and crafts, which all proved really popular and which will be added to next year, we do not abandon the serious and traditional side of the show - the animal judging,” she said.

“This means a lot to local farmers if they have awards for quality. They want to go to market having won awards for first class livestock.

She said the event proved a success for local traders selling to local people.

“This is a local show supported by local people who want to buy from local traders,” she added.