Suffolk Show 2017: Full coverage of day one and look ahead to second instalment

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First published in East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star on May 31, 2017.

CROWDS turned out in their thousands for the first day of the Suffolk Show 2017 – with attendance figures expected to climb to 90,000 once the second day draws to a close.

Gun dog displays, Suffolk Punch parades, the now infamous mascot race and a bigger than ever Flower and Garden Show drew in bumper audiences as the most hotly anticipated event in Suffolk’s calendar got underway.

Famous faces including Newmarket jockey Rocco Dettori, son of Frankie, competed in the Shetland Pony Grand National while hundreds of Suffolk food producers showcased their produce in the Adnams tent.

Sunshine filtered through the clouds onto revellers throughout the day as temperatures stayed at a mild 20C.

Tomorrow’s guests are predicted to see even more of the sun – and hotter conditions – as forecasters estimate the Trinity Park showground will bask in highs of 25C.

Continue reading (via East Anglian Daily Times)

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