Crowds flock to Sykehouse Show

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AROUND 3 , 000 PEOPLE flocked to a Doncaster village to enjoy a variety of country-themed entertainments as the 126th annual Sykehouse Show kicked off.

The Show, held at Poplars Farm, offered a huge range of fun attractions, stalls and activities for all the family, with the traditional show-jumping events and livestock contests held alongside displays of falconry, ferret racing, carriage driving and vintage tractors, and a variety of exciting trade stands and craft stalls.

The show has been trying to expand its attractions in recent years to appeal to a wide range of visitors, and is proud to be able to offer something for everyone.

‘The show went very well, with entries and attendance up on previous years. We are always trying to introduce new things and this year found the vintage tractors were very popular, so we hope to have them driven around the main show ring next year’, said show organiser and local resident Jan Threadgold.

This year organisers have been asking show-goers for their views on how the event can be improved and what attractions they would like to see in future years.

‘Hopefully we will be able to get some useful feedback from the public on how we can make the show even better. This year’s was fantastic - the only sour note was a young girl having an unfortunate fall from a horse, which required the air ambulance to be called out. We would all like to wish her a speedy recovery’, added Jan.