VIDEO: 117th Bishop Wilton Show ‘one of the best ever’

A long-running village show proved to be as popular as ever on Saturday, with people of all ages enjoying the wide variety of attractions on offer.

The 117th Bishop Wilton Show featured more than 300 classes for the public to enter, from vegetables and flowers to horses and vintage vehicles, plus a variety of children’s classes.

Deborah Walker and June Palmer with their beagles.

Deborah Walker and June Palmer with their beagles.

One of the main attractions this year was the Atkinson’s Stunt Horses as featured in the Poldark TV series.

Other attractions included terrier racing, gun dog show, sheep shearing, archery, Wolds Half Marathon, WI tent, trade and craft stands, tug of war and much more.

About 1,800 people flocked to the Show, which is the one of the biggest attendances in the event’s history.

Show secretary, Ed Hutchinson, said: “It was one of the best shows we’ve ever had. The attendance was as high as we’ve ever had it.”

For the first time ever, Bugthorpe Primary School won the cup for the school with the most points awarded at the Show. The school has been entering for at least 20 years. It also won the Peter Kite Associates prize of £50, which will be used to purchase art equipment for the school.

The Show was held at High Callis Wold Farm, near the top of Garrowby Hill.