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Isle of Wight County Show hailed as success

Mon 18 Jun 2012

Isle of Wight County Show hailed as success

The Isle of Wight County Show proved so popular over the course of the weekend the organisers had to turn some people away from the event.

Some 5,000 individuals turned out despite the rain at the County Showground at Northwood, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

Royal IW Agricultural Society president Major General Martin White, the island's Lord Lieutenant, explained the county show is traditionally one of the biggest days on the island's calendar and that schoolchildren used to be given the day off from their studies so they could attend.

"This year was a really good stab at it by the blend of new people and old hands - and we can build on that," he said.

Chairman Amy Willcock noted the farming community is used to operating in bad weather and there was no chance the wind and rain was going to result in the cancellation of the event.

The show featured falconry displays and carriage driving, as well as a parade of livestock champions.

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