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Suffolk Show 2017: Day One photo gallery and highlights, plus Day Two preview

PUBLISHED: 07:03 01 June 2017 | UPDATED: 07:06 01 June 2017

Thousands flock to the 2017 Suffolk Show. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Thousands flock to the 2017 Suffolk Show. Picture: GREGG BROWN

From gun dog displays and a dramatic Mascot Derby to dairy cattle contests and fashion boutiques, thousands of visitors enjoyed a memorable Suffolk Show in the sun yesterday.

Below, we recap some of the highlights at Trinity Park (all include more photo galleries or videos) and look ahead to today’s offering.

Interview with Bee Kemball, the first female director of the Suffolk Show in its 185-year history.
Video: The Shetland Pony Grand National President’s Ring final.
Tractor Boy laments ‘Steven Gerrard slip’ to finish third in Mascot Derby.

Meet the stallholders at Adnams Food and Drink Experience and Food Hall.

Fashion boutiques see a rise in demand for high quality and locally made apparel.

Cute animals, from Suffolk Punches to fluffy chicks.

Flower and Garden show like a ‘mini Chelsea’.

Suffolk Show’s dairy cattle contests on Day 1 praised for top quality of exhibits.

Stephen Cobbald with his champion Texel and Tim Brown with the reserve champion Suffolk at the Suffolk Show 2017. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNStephen Cobbald with his champion Texel and Tim Brown with the reserve champion Suffolk at the Suffolk Show 2017. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Today’s attractions include:

• Long Service Awards (10.30am, President’s Lawn).

• The Spirit of Suffolk Young Farmers (11.30am, The President’s Ring).

• Tallest Jelly Competition (11am, Trinity Park).

• Shetland Pony Grand National (11.50am, The Grand Ring).

• Suffolk Gundogs (1.30pm, Horse & Country Ring).

Meanwhile, the weather is set to get slightly hotter today. Adam Drury, forecaster at Weatherquest, said: “It will be a dry, clouder start, with sunny spells in the afternoon. Temperatures should climb by a few degrees to 23C (73.4F) with a slight breeze, and it should not rain again.”

Travel advice: On the A12 from Woodbridge, take the Bucklesham route. From the west on the A14, come off at Seven Hills. From Ipswich, use Bucklesham Road. See here for more.

Opening time: 7am. No admission after 5pm.

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