Fun and games at East of England Autumn Show

Sheep head for the finish line at the Autumn Show
Sheep head for the finish line at the Autumn Show

Families enjoyed a day of fur and feather at the East of England Autumn Show on Sunday, October 14, at the East of England Showground in Peterborough.

Organised by the East of England Agricultural Society, visitors saw thousands of animals of all shapes and sizes, from small livestock exhibits including mice and fancy rats to special displays of rare and endangered livestock breeds.

There was also a giant vegetable competition showing off the fruits of a season of hard work by the region’s vegetable growers.

Terry Greenham of Earls Barton came second with his cabbage and swede, third with his pumpkin and fourth with his onion.

There were displays of traditional country life, including country crafts, as well as large animal exhibits, shire horses dressed in their traditional glory, Pony Club show jumping competitions, donkey driving and harness goats.

For those who prefer their animals with a bark, there were plenty of dog displays.

Photographer Glyn Dobbs was there too and took a selection of pictures.