Cornwall

Sunshine is 'icing on cake' for Royal Cornwall Show

Boys eating ice-creams
Image caption Average temperatures at the show have been about 20C
Main show ring
Image caption Livestock competitions are at the heart of the three-day event
Prize pygmy goat
Image caption Winning a prize adds value to animals like this pygmy goat
Princess Royal at the Royal Cornwall Show
Image caption The Princess Royal visited the show for the first time since 2008
Boy on farm machinery
Image caption The event is a showcase for agricultural machinery
Showground from air
Image caption The Wadebridge site covers 95 acres

Fine weather at the Royal Cornwall Show has been "the icing on the cake", said organisers.

The average temperature at the three-day agricultural show at Wadebridge showground has been 20C.

Last year 1,000 sheep had to be moved to safety amid gales and driving rain and there was a drop in visitor numbers.

The event features animals, flower shows, horse displays, vintage vehicles and more than 1,000 trade stands.

Chris Riddle, the show's secretary, said: "We've had a wonderful forecast all the way through. The weather has been the icing on the cake.

"People have been ready for a bit of fun and laughter... they've had it in these three days."

The show, which is organised by the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association, has been running since 1960.

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