VIDEO: Sun brings crowds out at Hope Show

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Almost double the number of people turned out to enjoy the sunshine at a country show compared to last year’s figure.

There was plenty to keep the crowds amused at this year’s Hope Show, which took place on Bank Holiday Monday at The Showground, in Castleton.

The annual Hope Show took place on Monday (26 August) and attracted a large crowd. Our picture shows Allan Steeples, of Sparrow Pit, Buxton, with his tractor, grandson Jack Cooper, aged nine, and Lydia Gilman, aged four.

The annual Hope Show took place on Monday (26 August) and attracted a large crowd. Our picture shows Allan Steeples, of Sparrow Pit, Buxton, with his tractor, grandson Jack Cooper, aged nine, and Lydia Gilman, aged four.

Steve Fox, in charge of the show gate, said: “As far as numbers are concerned we had about 6,500 paying customers, which is well up on last year – by perhaps 3,000.

“With members, guests, exhibitors and competitors we would have been well over the 10,000 mark – perhaps nearer 11,000. Back to the good old days.”

The attractions on offer included a display of stunt horse riding in the main ring by all-female troupe Blazing Saddles, as well as archery and shooting.

There were gun dog and sheep dog trials, as well as vintage engines and classic cars for people to muse over.

The annual Hope Show took place on Monday (26 August) and attracted a large crowd. Our picture shows action from the stunt riding show.

The annual Hope Show took place on Monday (26 August) and attracted a large crowd. Our picture shows action from the stunt riding show.

Andrew Clark, of the show’s livestock section, said: “Livestock had a great day. Cattle entries were about the same as last year, with four new exhibitors. Sheep entries were slightly down.

“The quality of stock on display was excellent.

“The sun shining on the livestock backs showed them off to their best potential.

“There was plenty of interest from the public.”

To view a video of Hope Show, click on the link above.