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Visitors brave the rain to visit Fulford Show
THOUSANDS of visitors braved the rain to enjoy one of York’s oldest public events, the annual Fulford Show.
The show, which was held yesterday, dates back to the middle of the 19th century, with competitions and animal judging the order of the day.
The event, in the Social Hall in School Lane, saw trophies awarded for best flowers and arrangements, fruits, vegetables, cookery and handicrafts, with a special cup for best handwriting by a child.
Despite near-constant rain throughout the afternoon, visitors could still enjoy stalls, including food, music and cookery demonstrations, plus dancing from children of the Dance Factory and members of a local Zumba class.
But a small number of events – including the tug-of-war and outdoor sports – had to be cancelled due to the weather.
Verna Campbell, chairman of the show committee, said: “Despite the weather, it went fantastically. There were loads of people here and a great atmosphere.
“It really would have been out of this world if it had been sunny, but there’s so much going on.
“We need to thank all the sturdy field gang who turned out from 7.30am to put out stalls and gazebos, we couldn’t have done it without them.”