Thousands enjoy fun in the sun at the annual South Gloucestershire Show

August 30 2016

AN estimated 29,000 people visited the third South Gloucestershire Show, making it another hit with local families.

SOUTH GLOS

AN estimated 29,000 people visited the third South Gloucestershire Show, making it another hit with local families.

They enjoyed a packed programme of events that ranged from medieval jousting and motorcycle fire stunts to sheep shearing and a music festival, with organisers saying it was the biggest and best show so far.

Held at the Windmill Fisheries showground in Westerleigh, the annual show is a celebration of life in South Gloucestershire, with main arena attractions, arts and crafts, beer and food festivals and a fishing extravaganza included in this year’s two-day event.

Piglets, dogs, ducks and heavy horses were part of a country fair, together with birds of prey and parrots, while visitors could have a go at golf and shooting and see some 450 cars in a motor zone.

There were also activities for children and a display of model air balloons, while Avon and Somerset police officers, special constables, volunteer cadets, police dogs and horses were in attendance to meet the crowds and demonstrate some of the work they do.

Neighbourhood PC Finbar Simmons said officers provided crime prevention tips and joined South Gloucestershire Council’s road safety team to give out advice to road users.

Children even tried out their road safety skills by driving an electric toy car around a special course.

Meningitis Now was the nominated charity supported by the show, with information given out about its work and donations accepted throughout the weekend.

The date for the 2017 show has already been set and will take place on August 5 and 6.