RECORD numbers of people turned up to the 240th Wolsingham show at the weekend.

The show is one of the biggest in the North-East and this year was no exception, with it expanding into another ten acres. 

Show secretary David Richardson said: "Hours of planning goes into cramming as much into the space as possible so that we can have a huge variety of traders and entertainers."

Traders and visitors came from as far away as Devon, Cambridge and Ayrshire to watch camel races, see giant tortoises, horse races and the elite strongman competition.

The weather held, with it being a perfect mix of sun with warm temperatures.
One resident of Wolsingham said: "It's great for the village and it gives the local economy a good boost, with many hotels being fully booked."

Many visitors were regulars, saying that the show was 'unmissable'.

The show committee said: "We are attracting higher end trade stands that draw the crowds, but also experimenting, this year we have introduced a chef who will be doing cooking demonstrations."

Old favourites were also present such as livestock, horses, dogs, horticulture, fur and feather, vintage tractors, craft stalls and vintage cars.

Returning special attractions included the Mount Grace gun dogs, which proved popular again.

Mr Richardson also said: "We've done a lot this year for entertainment, securing live bands and music from steel drums to cover bands."