Sun brings out crowds for show

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THOUSANDS gathered at a very sunny Stonham Barns for this year’s Mid Suffolk Show on Sunday.

The show, celebrating its 13th year, featured rare breed animals, donkey rides, a range of stalls and a new swing and jive dance tent.

The show, attended by approximately 2,500 people, also had a mini traction engine that children could ride for free.

Event organiser Marcie Ray said this year’s show featured more animals and rare breeds than it had any other year.

She said: “It was a really good and enjoyable day.

“We had many more animals than we have had in the past – rare breeds of horses, sheep and, for the first time, pigs.

“We also had several heavy horses, they did three main arena events.

“A new addition to the show was the swing and jive dance group.

“They all dressed in 40s and 50s clothing and brought vintage cars along for everyone to see.

“There was a great deal of dancing and a fashion show.

“We had a giant parade at the end with the Suffolk Punches, they looked great all plaited and braided.

“The weather was very good to us on the day of the show.

“It was not as hot as the rest of the weekend – but it was perfect for the show.”