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Suffolk Show 2017: Day two in pictures

PUBLISHED: 18:13 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 18:27 01 June 2017

Martin Townshend with his three-year-old daughter, Aubrey Townshend. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Martin Townshend with his three-year-old daughter, Aubrey Townshend. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


It has been a bumper day at Trinity Park today, with glorious sunshine attracting tens of thousands of people to the Suffolk Show. Can you see yourself in our video gallery?

From Atkinson Action Horses - as seen in BBC One’s Poldark - to sheep dog trials, towering jellies and more Shetland Pony Grand National races - the second day of the show offered plenty for its audiences of all ages.

Among the highlights of day two were the long-service awards, presented to those who have spent a lifetime working on farms or estates in Suffolk.

Acton Primary School was also named Farming School of the Year.

Final number of people through the gates have not yet been confirmed, but stewards and officials were confident it was one of the busiest shows for many years.

Show director Bee Kemball said: “It was just so great to see happy smiling faces of people of all ages – it is really great to be able to think we have helped provide such a great day out for a large number of people.”

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