2013 Cheshire County Show - Photo Special

HRH The Princess Royal is welcomed into the NAFAS Flower Marquee

HRH The Princess Royal is welcomed into the NAFAS Flower Marquee - Credit: Archant

HRH Princess Royal was the guest of honour at a sunny Cheshire County Show in the Agricultural Society’s 175th anniversary year

Crowds flocked to enjoy two days of a sunny and spectacular Cheshire County Show.

HRH the Princess Royal was greeted at the Tabley Showground, near Knutsford, on the second day of the two-day event which celebrated 175 years of farming heritage in the county. She joined dignitaries,farmers and guests at the VIP luncheon in the Members’ Enclosure.

Cheshire Life Editor Louise Allen-Taylor was among the diners who heard Princess Anne, President of Cheshire Agricultural Society, praise the farmers and gardeners whose local produce had created a superb luncheon. She told the assembled officials:‘The Show is the result of the efforts you put in and this makes the difference in the long run, so I’m really grateful to you for maintaining the position of the Cheshire County Show and for me it is jolly good fun to come to. I’m jolly pleased to be here.’

Nigel Evans, Executive Director of the Cheshire County Show, said he was delighted with this year’s event.

‘It has been great to see so many families enjoying the day after all the hard work that goes into making it happen and we have been rewarded with fantastic weather.’

The event is famous for its thousands of animals including livestock, horses, dogs and pigs competing in hundreds of classes. This year the English National Simmental Show was a feature for the first time and the very first dedicated competition class for the South Devon cattle breed in the show’s history.

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Visitors loved the thrilling performances from the World’s leading stunt motorcyclists Matt Coulter AKA ‘The Kangaroo Kid’ and stirring sounds from the Scots Guard Association Pipe and Drum Band.

As ever, the Roberts Speciality Food Hall and Food Live Theatre showcased culinary delights from over 100 food producers from Cheshire and beyond.

Tony Garnett, Chairman of the Cheshire County Show, said: ‘The show has been a great celebration of our farming heritage and we were delighted to be able to welcome HRH the Princess Royal in this very special anniversary year.’

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