All set for Little Royal

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VISITORS from across the UK and beyond will descend on the Peak District next week for the 182nd Bakewell Show.

Taking place next Wednesday and Thursday, August 1 and 2, the premier agricultural show, held at Bakewell Agricultural Showground, is one of the oldest in the country.

And organisers are keen to stress that despite the wet summer so far this year the show will go on.

Brian Bakel, Bakewell Show Director, said: “For Bakewell Show to cancel it would take extreme weather conditions.

“We owe it to our exhibitors and traders to go ahead because they have had a particularly difficult year. We don’t know what the weather will bring, but we are assessing the site daily and acting accordingly.

“But one thing is certain - whether they are wearing flip-flops or wellies, we know our visitors will have a good day.”

As well as all the usual livestock and horticultural classes, visitors to the show can take advantage of a packed programme of entertainment and attractions.

The Centre Ring will host the Imps Motorcycle Display Team, a group of highly-trained youngsters, some as young as five, whose daredevil demonstration of their skills will have the audience on their edges of their seats.

Titan the eight foot robot is returning to the show and new for this year is the Musical Ride, which will take place in Ring Two with High Peak Pony Club performing on the Wednesday. Accompanied by music, the youngsters will ride horses in circles and straight lines learning how to consider others in the ride and how to work as part of a team.

The Food and Farming Marquee will host a new competition for a Celebration Cheeseboard to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the recipe corner will also be returning to this year’s show.

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