Danby spirit isn’t dampened

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Danby Show''Abbi and Donna everest enjoy the mud''w113316a

THESE two little visitors to Danby Show certainly weren’t put off by muddy fields and the threat of downpours at last week’s event.

Dark clouds loomed over the show rings, tents and marquis at what is the second biggest agricultural show in the area.

But there were still plenty of visitors to see the various attractions which included show jumping and a dog show, produce stalls and the showing of cattle, sheep, rabbits and pigeons to name but a few.

It was the 151st Danby Show and continues to be as popoular as ever with people coming from far and wide to see what was on offer.

Ian McIntyre and Vanessa Harrison came from Lincolnshire with their dogs and took home plenty of rosettes with them.

They said: “This is our second year here, we love it. It is nice to keep it traditional but not too big. A lot of these country fairs are too commercial. This has more of a family atnosphere.”

Jo Hopkins, general secretary, said: “We had people ringing at 7.30am asking whether it was cancelled but it has not been too disastrous.

“You need glorious sunshine to bring the crowds in but we are quite surprised how well it has picked up.”

Look out for a round up of results and pictures from Danby Show in a forthcoming issue of the Whitby Gazette.