THE MID and West Suffolk Show returned after a two year hiatus – surving the torrential rain that soaked most of the county.
Event organiser Gary Newland said the show, held at Stonham Barns, near Stowmarket, on Saturday and Sunday, managed to escape the deluge and went ahead – proving to be a terrific success.
Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service and the Suffolk Land Rover Owners Club, who were exhibiting at the event, even gave a helping hand – pumping water from the worst hit areas and towing cars stuck in the mud.
The show’s crowds were entertained by a host of exhibits, stalls and spectacular shows, including a display by East Coast FMX motorcycle stunt team.
Gary said although numbers were down on the Saturday, Sunday’s crowd of more than 3,000 people more than made up for it.
He said: “The show got away just by the skin its teeth.
“We had a bit of flooding but having the Fire and Rescue Service there meant they could pump out some of he worst hit areas.
“Some of the show exhibitors couldn’t get here on the Saturday, mainly because of the weather elsewhere in Suffolk.
“Numbers were down on Saturday as the weather forecasts didn’t look good, even though we remained dry here.
But on Sunday we were abosolutely heaving.”