HUNDREDS of visitors descended on a sun-drenched field in Fulford for an action-packed village show.

The annual Fulford Show, at the school field and in the social hall, both on School Lane, featured an array of activities and attractions for people to enjoy.

There was Japanese drumming, children’s sports, children’s fun fair, tug-of-war, a giant inflatable, a miniature railway and much more.

People of all ages flocked to the popular event to make the most of the great weather.

Verna Campbell, a member of the organising committee, said at the show: “This year it has just been wonderful. We’re expecting it to be the biggest turnout for a few years.

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“The last two years it has been raining and so miserable, but nevertheless people came along.”

She added: “We do it because, for one thing, it raises money which we give to charities in Fulford but most of all it brings communities together.”

The event’s produce and handicraft exhibition, in the social hall, attracted 553 entries this year, compared to 442 last year. There were a variety of classes for people to enter, including flowers, fruit and vegetables, cooking, handicrafts, photography and a children’s section.

Barbara King, of the Fulford Show Committee, said: “We are well up on last year. But the weather has definitely affected the fruit section in a bad way. We have still got lots of flowers despite the pouring rain.”

Among the attractions at the show was the eye-catching Battle of Fulford Tapestry. September 20 this year will be the 950th anniversary of the battle near York in 1066.

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Archaeologist Chas Jones, of the Fulford Battlefield Society, said: “The show is a good opportunity to make people aware of the Battle of Fulford.

“Sunshine or rain it works. It is the best village show there could be.”

The Lord Mayor of York, councillor Dave Taylor, officially opened the show and commented: “I have always loved the Fulford Show. Ten years ago I actually entered some shortbread fingers in the produce show.

“It is such a relief that the weather is brilliant. People can really enjoy it. There is a good turnout.”

The show has been running for more than 100 years.