VIDEO: Rotherham puts on a jolly good show for huge crowds

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When it comes to putting on a good show, there’s no place like Rotherham.

Glorious Clifton Park came alive with two days of dance, music, stalls, rides and vintage vehicles for the 38th Rotherham Show.

Crowds flock to the ever entertaining Rotherham Show at Clifton Park

Crowds flock to the ever entertaining Rotherham Show at Clifton Park

Thousands flocked from miles around to enjoy the biggest free show in the north of England, with activities organised by the town council and supported by local businesses.

Everything from archery to go-karting was on offer to keep youngsters entertained, while Saturday’s folk festival got toes tapping and hands clapping at the big stage.

And it fell to Councillor Mahroof Hussain MBE to launch the Rotherham Diversity Festival, which also took place over the weekend.

He said: “Even in a time of recession we are making sure people in Rotherham have got things to do without having to pay a fortune.

“Last year was a great weekend and this time there have been plenty of people coming and enjoying themselves.

“The activities mean there is something for everybody.

“This is an event which is really enjoyed by the people of Rotherham. We also get a lot of visitors from across Yorkshire.

“People come here and know they can listen to great music, eat great food, win prizes and enjoy all the stalls.”

Grandmother Ann Savage, 51, of Clifton is such a big fan she attended the show on both days.

She said: “I’ve brought the family for the Saturday and the Sunday for years. We all love it. It’s definitely one of the highlights of the year. When you’ve lived here all your life you are proud of it.

“The show is like saying to other places: ‘Look at what Rotherham can do’.”