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Showtime is here for long-running Eccleshall extravaganza

By Kerry.Ashdown  |  Posted: August 30, 2014

Rebecca Canning, Jackie Davies, Bekki Millward, Bob Deavall, Jan Brassington, Andy Illiffe and Lynne Illiffe host the Eccleshall Scout Group barbecue at last year's show

Rebecca Canning, Jackie Davies, Bekki Millward, Bob Deavall, Jan Brassington, Andy Illiffe and Lynne Illiffe host the Eccleshall Scout Group barbecue at last year's show

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THOUSANDS of visitors are set to flock to Eccleshall today for a feast of fun and activity.

The 67th Eccleshall Show gets under way at 10.30am at the Parks showground at Sugnall, just off the B5026. There will be a free shuttle bus running throughout the day to and from the village centre.

Main ring attractions at this year’s show are set to include a jousting display from Knights of the Damned, tug of war, dog agility and gundog displays and children’s sports.

There will also be a pet show, classic vehicle display and equestrian, horticulture and craft competitions.

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Peter Jones from Eccleshall Show Society said: “The equestrian show this year includes some 43 classes for entrants to take part in.

“There are over 100 classes in the horticultural and craft show - something for everyone from decorated papier mache balloons to dwarf French beans.

“The show will also include trade and charity stalls, a ferret display, rural crafts, Punch and Judy, a food hall, brass band, companion dog show, antique stand, ferris wheel, homemade refreshments, poultry display, bouncy castle and licensed bar.”

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