Thousands of people enjoyed fun in the sun at this year’s 111th Messingham Show.
The Show as ever focuses on horse events and show jumping, but there was lots of other activities to entertain families and show goers. This year it included the Lamb National sheep racing display making its first appearance in Lincolnshire. Visiting the show ground there was plenty of activities to get involved in. From beating Scunny Bunny at penalties, hook a duck challenges, toy and craft stalls, Dowse fun fairs, a beer tent, Barnetby band, Ancholme River Jazz band, charity tents and Humberside’s finest rescue services and armed forces vehicles.
Another long-standing show attraction is one of the large collection of classic cars assembled and the support of local motor clubs, like Ford and VW.
Messingham Show Secretary, Stephen Coulman said:
“Huge crowds gathered on Sunday 5 June as to what looked like another record year. We were fortunate just like last year to have clear blue skies and wall to wall sunshine. Show goers and families turned out to have loads of fun in the sun. We absolutely loved the sheep racing display which was good humoured and great entertainment. It was also great to see the family Harsco sponsored grand stand put to good use providing a good view in the shade.
“As always the Committee are keen to hear feedback on the day and will be assessing how we can make improvements. Our Facebook and Twitter accounts are the best way to send us any comments about the show or email email@example.com.
“Finally, I would like to thank the Show Committee, Judges, Sponsors and Show day volunteers who all helped – all unsung heroes. With their continued support we are able to keep the Show tradition going into its 112th on 4 June 2017.”
*Photos: Baron Halpenny and Karen Tracey