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
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.
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.