GUILSFIELD was a hive of activity as the village’s annual show attracted more people than ever before.

The Guilsfield Show, which took place on Thursday, August 9, is one of the area’s oldest agricultural shows and attracted visitors from all over. 
However, the event actually started the night before with a popular trail run going through the village and the surrounding areas. 

The show itself started with the judging of the horses. Then there were sheep classes, poultry and dogs. The field was buzzing by midday when all the trade stands were up and running. The marquee, where all the horticulture, floral art, cookery, art, photography and craft classes were staged, opened just after. The entries were superb despite the gardeners being hampered by the long, hot growing season leading up to the show.

The children’s fancy dress was an amazing spectacle and there was more for the children in the arena where they were asked to take part in the falconry display and to meet the hounds.

The Tanatside Pony Club did a mounted games demonstration and there was a novelty team relay competition. The fine weather encouraged more people than ever to attend and there was a very good crowd on the field to listen to the musical entertainment which went on into the evening. 

A spokesperson for the event said: “The organisers would like to thank everyone who came to the show and those who helped to make it such a success.”