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Photo Feature: The Surrey County Show 2019

Published on: 28 May, 2019
Updated on: 30 May, 2019

By Hugh Coakley

A bright and pleasant day gave the annual Surrey County Show the opportunity to show itself at its very best.

The Guildford Dragon NEWS looked at a tiny part of what was happening on the May Spring Bank Holiday at Stoke Park.

A quiet Stoke Park on the day before the show. Click on any of the images to enlarge in a new window.

Near empty tents as the stallholders start to prepare for show day.

But on the day of the show, it all comes to life. The Shopping Tent is huge and very busy.

But it isn’t just shopping. People come to see the animals.

And getting close up to thrills of the horse jumping.

And something for the ‘motor heads’. A huge Monster Truck Team vehicle.

And another one.

There were plenty of places to eat.

And have a drink.

But it is a family attraction in the main.

Children petting the chickens at the smallholding section.

And see the farm animals. ‘Harry the Herdwick’ was a hit at the Sheep Show.

Plaiting the horses mane at the Heavy Horses Village.

The farm animals are a huge attraction.

As are the side shows. People dancing with the Woodstreet Village Maypole Dancers.

The Action Sports Bike Team thrilled the crowd.

But it is an agricultural show as well, Traditional bowler hatted judge inspecting the rare breed pigs.

The farmers make sure that their prize animals look their best for the judges.

This dairy goat looks like it is wondering whether escape is possible.

Some of the presenters at the pygmy goat competition are very young.

Army cadets help out by guiding visitors.

It wouldn’t be the same without a queue for an ice cream.

After a long day at the show, time for a sit down and a family picnic. Are they waiting for a film show?

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  1. Barbara Ford Reply

    May 28, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Some great photos – thanks!

    This was a great family day out, only let down by the absence of buses at the park and ride University site recommended by the Show website – we waited an hour, while buses were promised but absent: all park and no ride. (Fortunately we then gave up, drove across Guildford in under 10 minutes and parked in the street instead.)

    Apparently, Stagecoach had the contract to provide the buses – I do hope they didn’t charge the Show too much for, it seemed, doing nothing.

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