15,000 turn out for Ashover Show - VIDEO & PICTURES

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Over 15,000 people turned out for at Rectory Fields for this year’s Ashover Show.

The 84th instalment of the annual event was held with a backdrop of glorious sunshine.

Ashover Show, James Gibbs helping prepare Texel sheep for the showring

Ashover Show, James Gibbs helping prepare Texel sheep for the showring

The show – which has become Derbyshire’s premier one-day show – featured dozens of horticultural, livestock and agricultural competition.

Show secretary Jackie Twilley says the day was a huge success, with the weather playing its part also.

She said: “We had an excellent day with over 15,000 turning up.

“We only finished at around 8pm so it was a long day.

Ashover Show, visitors admiring the entries in the produce marquee

Ashover Show, visitors admiring the entries in the produce marquee

“There was good trade and it was very busy, but a very impressive turnout.

“All areas were well-attended such as the agricultural classes, which were full.

“The weather also played its part and it was baking - some could say it was too hot!”

Ashover Show, show jumping

Ashover Show, show jumping

Ashover Show, John Hollingworth of Chesterfield Bee Keepers with a display hive and honey

Ashover Show, John Hollingworth of Chesterfield Bee Keepers with a display hive and honey

Ashover Show, Arabella Heap jumping clear in the show jumping

Ashover Show, Arabella Heap jumping clear in the show jumping

Ashover Show, Alison Blake and Caroline Skinner of Glapwell Nurseries

Ashover Show, Alison Blake and Caroline Skinner of Glapwell Nurseries

Ashover Show, Paul Marsden with his 1950 Field Marshall which won best original condition tractor

Ashover Show, Paul Marsden with his 1950 Field Marshall which won best original condition tractor

Ashover Show, Tay Williamson trying to brush a reluctant Charolais bull

Ashover Show, Tay Williamson trying to brush a reluctant Charolais bull

Ashover Show, judging a heavy horse class

Ashover Show, judging a heavy horse class