The weather held warm and sunny until 5.30pm when there was a thunderstorm with lightning and very heavy rain, but by then the Show was closing so it wouldn't spoil the huge success of the event. The farmer said there were more there than he ever remembered and he has been going to the Show for decades.
The highlight for Tess and me, as we went up our Lane on our after lunch walk, was the aerobatics. The show field is at the top of the Lane and the small aircraft was not allowed to perform actually over the showground, so he performed over our fields and Tess and I had a grandstand view of loop-the-loops and dives.
The other thing which amazed the farmer was a show by the official Honda Motor Cycle Display Team. I have included one of the photographs the farmer took - he said the whole performance was quite terrifying.
Cattle, sheep, cakes, vegetables and flowers - there was everything. You will see a photograph of the Supreme Champion Swaledale sheep (a blue band around its middle) and two lovely prize-winning Jersey calves belong to our friend and neighbouring farmer. I shall now endeavour to get the photographs on to my post. This new computer is still causing consternation where photographs are concerned - so here we go (fingers crossed
The last photograph shows a steam engine pulling a green 'hut'. This came past our farm at the height of the thunderstorm. Had it not been raining I would have gone to the front gate to take the photograph - as it is you can see the poor driver getting soaked as he chugs down the Lane. But I wanted to include the photograph because it is not every day these days that such a piece of machinery passes the front door.