THOUSANDS of people from south Shropshire and all over the country converged upon Burwarton for the annual agricultural show that is the biggest in the county.

The show brings together town and country to combine a traditional agricultural show with a family day out.

At the core of the show, as has been the case for more than a century was the livestock.

There was judging of cattle, sheep and pigs with some of the top judges from all over the country.

Some of the livestock had travelled hundreds of miles to be at the show.

There were many different varieties of cattle breeds including Hereford, Belgium Blue and Highland Cattle.

There were also a variety of sheep being exhibited and judges in the many different rings.

The importance of bringing on the next generation of young farmers was also recognised with competitions for young handlers.

Last year a major issue was keeping the livestock cool as the show was held at the end of a prolonged period of drought and hot weather.

But the 2019 event was held in warm but more pleasant conditions and although there was a threat of rain it kept dry.

There were events throughout the day in the main ring with the star attraction being the Atkinson Action horses that provided thrills. The horses are trained to perform in films and on television.

The audience also were able to enjoy a display from heavy horses including shire horses and Suffolk punch breeds. This included some of the fouls that provides the next generation of these horses.

Throughout the day there was entertainment and activities for children including a fancy-dress parade for young riders.

Children were also able to ‘take a train ride’ around the showground.

Amongst the popular attractions was a display of the more modern forms of horsepower with many vintage tractors, some of them dating back to the early part of the 20th century.

A section of the show was also given over to vintage engines and examples of farm machinery dating back to the early 1900s.

There was a ‘village green’ with entertainment throughout the day.

Stalls and marques provided cover in the event of rain, that did not come for artists and craftspeople.

There were many trade stands including agricultural suppliers, sellers of farm machinery, vehicles and financial and other services.