Crowds flock to Littleport show despite the weather

PUBLISHED: 16:20 24 July 2007 | UPDATED: 12:39 04 May 2010

Performers at the Littleport Show

Performers at the Littleport Show

MORE than 1000 people attended this year s Littleport Show on Saturday at the Highfield Show Ground, despite the damp and miserable weather conditions. People from all across the community braved the mud and rain to attend the show where they were enterta

Stunts took place at the Littleport Show

MORE than 1000 people attended this year's Littleport Show on Saturday at the Highfield Show Ground, despite the damp and miserable weather conditions. People from all across the community braved the mud and rain to attend the show where they were entertained by a huge array of attractions.

Hilton Law, Littleport Show's publicity officer, said: "There was a real stiff upper lip mentality on Saturday. People weren't going to be put off by the weather and they were determined to have a good day."

In the main area of the show, which has been running annually since 1888 and is billed as one of Cambridgeshire's largest country shows, audiences were stunned by the outstanding talents of the Extreme Motorcycle Team as they gave three performances during the day.

Also adding to the day's spectacle were the displays by Ye Olde Red Tail Falconry Display Team, who demonstrated some keen bird-taming skills to standing audiences.

Mr law said the show also supported several charities in the area.

"The show is a charitable umbrella where charities can come and set up stalls to raise both awareness and money."

Animal lovers were treated to a heavy horse carriage display and plaiting demonstration, whilst car enthusiasts were invited to see some vintage and classic vehicles on show.

The Soham Fenlander Majorettes gave a stunning performance on the outdoor performance court. They were followed by the Littleport Players Amateur Dramatic Society and a Punch and Judy Show.

In the Marquee Theatre, there were performances from the Feathers School of Dance and Raz the Clown.

The ladies of the Littleport WI created a garden where visitors could enjoy tea and cakes; the proceeds of which were donated to charity.

"The event was a success and I'd just like to thank people for coming and helping to support the show," added Mr Law.

A live music event will be held at the ground on Saturday with performances from several tribute bands.

"We will be resurfacing the ground for the event," said Mr Law.

INFO: The concert is from 6.45pm until 11.15pm. Tickets are available from J H Adams in Littleport and Burrows Bookshop in Ely.

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