Town gets ready for the 133rd Bingley Show

ON SHOW: The contest to find the winners in the cattle section at Bingley Show is likely to be highly competitive

ON SHOW: The contest to find the winners in the cattle section at Bingley Show is likely to be highly competitive

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CHAMPAGNE Satins, Dove Tans, Agoutis and Ivories are some of the exotic mini stars at the 133rd Bingley Show on Saturday.

And the pampered rodents will be preening themselves alongside giant Shire horses, which make a welcome return to the Myrtle Park showground.

Shires were absent from Bingley Show for some years, but in 2009 were re-introduced and proved a great success.

And this year the massive work horses will have a prominent stage when they will be on show in the main ring for hour after midday.

Meantime the National Mouse Club will be organising an astonishing 60 different competitions classes to find the best little specimens behind bars.

Away from novelties great and small, other animals at this ever-popular agricultural show will include cows, sheep, goats and a host of other creatures.

Horticulture is also represented with a huge tent devoted to local green-fingered hard work with flowers, fruit and vegetables all coming under the judges' scrutiny.

Show jumping and motorcycle stunts will be some of the exciting entertainments along with falconry and Sheridan the robotic sheepdog.

Traditional arts and crafts will also be well represented, plus trade and exhibition stands and stalls of every description,

Other attractions include a fly past by a classic RAF Dakota transport plane, a classic car parade with military vehicles and music from Bradford City BrassBrand.

Bingley ward Councillor John Pennington said the thousands of visitors would have a tremendous day out:

"It's always fabulously attended and is a really super day," Cllr Pennington (Con) said.

David Pulman, spokesman for show organiser Airedale Agricultural Society, promised something for everyone and said the unique setting was part of its appeal.

"In an amphitheatre at the bottom of the valley it is quite a spectacle with the trees of St Ives estate behind it," he said.

Bingley Chamber of Trade president Howard Martin said everyone looked forward to the show.

"It's been going for more than a hundred years and is still one of the best attended in the country attracting 25,000 visitors at its peak.

"Along with Bingley Music Live and the Christmas Fair it really is a highlight of the year and great because it brings so many people to the town for a fantastic, traditional event," Mr Martin said.

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