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Thousands of people flock to Otley Show
Thousands of people wrapped up to brave an unseasonal chill and enjoy the 203rd Otley Show.
The oldest one day agricultural event in the country was being well supported today, despite temperatures that never threatened to reach double figures and a cold wind.
The well-protected crowds may have looked more like they were heading for a winter walk than a spring show, but it didn't stop them enjoying a rich display of fine livestock, horses, ponies, rabbits and poultry.
Energetic folk songs from the live music marquee also helped keep visitors' spirits up as they enjoyed all kinds of other attractions, ranging from ferret races, horseshoe making and dog shows to dry stone walling and birds of prey demonstrations.
Prince Henry's Grammar School's head of art, Shane Green, meanwhile was once again impressing and terrifying spectators in equal measure by demonstrating his chainsaw skills to create a Yorkshire Rose sculpture from a tree trunk.
A performance by the Yorkshire Volunteers Band and a gravity-defying show from the Inch Perfect Trials Display team both proved popular, as did many of the equine events, including the shire horses display and the showjumping.
Show secretary Janet Raw said: "It's gone incredibly well. I couldn't believe it, I just didn't expect so many people to come and support it on such a cold day but they really did.
"We had to change a couple of the horse rings because of the weather, but nothing drastic."
Younger visitors also had a great day out, revelling in a variety of attractions that included a climbing wall, bungee swings, huge inflatable slides, assault courses, donkey rides and Punch and Judy shows.
TV cameras from Scottish channel STV were also in evidence, as they filmed a pilot episode for a new cooking show that will focus on chefs using produce from country shows.
Otley Town Councillor Nigel Francis (Ind, Danefield) was one of many people who enjoyed meeting some of the staff and animals from the Eccup-based Elisabeth Svendsen Trust for Children and Donkeys.
He said: "The weather's been a shame because this is a great show for the size of the town, though I was glad to see that a lot of people still turned out.
"Janet Raw and the rest of the Wharfedale Agricultural Society people in the show office do a tremendous job and deserve all the credit.
"I hope that, as a town council, we can help the show and other events in Otley more in the future, and that's something we're looking at now."