Record-breaking crowds turned out for one of the last Montgomeryshire country shows of the season.

Llanfair Caereinion Show organisers are celebrating the “brilliant” day of perfect summer weather at Llysun farm.

Thousands of people flocked from far and wide and enjoyed the variety of show highlights in the main ring such as the Tanat Valley Hunt, vintage cars, Mid Wales Axemen, The Stannage International Stunt Team, with a speed sheering competition and Llanfyllin singer Mark Watkin to top off a fantastic day of entertainment.

Cefin Pryce from Llanfair with his champion shearling Texel ram. (RD)

Winning the interbreed cattle championship 'was Linda Morgan from Adfa. Picture: Rob Davies

The event kicked off with the suited and booted Show President Harry Jones and his wife Sylvia officially opening the show.

Show secretary for the fourth-year running Rhianon Hywel Jones said it was one of the best shows ever.

“It was a really good community day out and some people stayed until late, they just didn’t want to leave!

Show president, Harry Jones and his wife, Sylvia. Picture: Rob Davies

“There was something going for everyone all of the time. It’s a tight knit rural community and the show is very special because it brings everyone together to celebrate our area.

“We’re a very happy committee and we would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors because without them we wouldn’t be able to do it, to all the competitors for making the show what it is, and the public for supporting our show.”

“It was worth all the hard work and now it’s time to get planning for next year’s show!”

Max Williams (13) from Llanfyllin with his award-winning wooden clock. Picture: Rob Davies

Fred Evans from Llanymynech with his award-winning dahlias. Picture: Rob Davies

Edwin Hughes from Llanrhaeadr with his award-winning marrow. Picture: Rob Davies

Lucy Jerman (16) from Castle Caereinion with her award-winning mixed fruit cocktail. Picture: Rob Davies

Sienna Williams (13) from Llanfyllin with her award-winning collage of Marilyn Monroe. Picture: Rob Davies

Ken Shaw from Llangyniew in his 1980 MGB LE. Picture: Rob Davies

An exhausting day for some at Llanfair’s busiest show yet. Picture: Rob Davies

Former County Times correspondent Eirianwen Jones swept the board with four cookery cups at Llanfair Show.

Eirianwen won The Sheen’s Cup for most points gained in local classes; Linda Roberts Memorial Cup for most points gained with her preserves; Silver Perpetual Cup for the best exhibit in the cooking classes; and the Silver Cup presented by Audrea and Bill O’Neill, Tanyfoel, for most points gained in the set recipe classes.

Eirianwen said that her great passion for cooking started when she was 12: “I was born and bred on a farm and it was my father who showed me how to cook, make home-made butter and milk my favourite farm cow as he loved his home baked food. I have been entering the cooking section at Llanfair Show for the past 35 years, but this year was an especially sensational show for me, with winning four Silver Cups

. My signature dish of sweet potato balti was highly commended by the judge also my super savoury Mediterranean loaf, which made it a special memorable day in my cooking journey.”

Picture: Rob Jones