In pictures: ‘Several thousand’ attend the Cambridge Country Show
‘The Cambridge Country Show must go on’ was the cry as unseasonal weather hit the opening day of the spectacular weekend event at Stow cum Quy Park.
Annabel Edmundson, company director at organiser Quintessentially British Events, described Saturday (August 5) as a “bit of a washout”, but there were healthy numbers on the Sunday, when the weather was much improved. “Sunday was lovely and sunny so we got a lot of people,” she said.
Among this year’s highlights were Jonathan Marshall from Game of Thrones, a barrel racing team, the Inspire motorbike and BMX stunt team, the dog and duck show, falconry displays, gundog displays, classic cars, archery and a ‘history revisited’ village.
Annabel said: “We had so many amazing new attractions and we had the heavy horse groups.
“We had the barrel racers this year, we had Jonathan Marshall, motorbikes and we had a new magician this year as well. We had some lovely visitors come along who really enjoyed themselves.”
Annabel adds that many visitors “absolutely loved the dog and duck displays” and praised Inspire, the championship-winning motorbike stunt team at the show.
She said: “They’ve come along to all of our events for several years. They’re amazing and they use BMXs and motorbikes.
“They allow the kids, or adults, to try out the BMXs and teach them some stunts and then they do their motorbike demos in the ring as well.”
Annabel said she believes “several thousand” came over the weekend and revealed they already have “lots of things in the pipeline for next year”.
There were also cookery demonstrations at the event, and an array of quality local products for sale. Chefs participating included Leo Mack and Claudio Bincoletto, and visitors were also able to learn more about the social history of the English afternoon tea.
There was jaw-dropping action from stunt performer Jez Avery, while musicians also livened up the proceedings on both days. Acts included Miss Jones, Old Skool Function Band and A Man Called G, while traditional dance came courtesy of the Green Dragon Morris Dancers.
For more information, visit cambridgecountryshow.co.uk.