PICTURE SLIDESHOW: Show celebrates its 100th anniversary

The Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show has celebrated its 100th anniversary with its largest ever number of visitors.

There was superb weather for the event as more than 4,500 people turned out to the show field in Langthorpe, on Sunday, July 21.

Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show Queen Lizzie Elgie with the Mayor and Mayoress of Boroughbridge Graham and Ann Archer and the show's president Mavis Smailes. (1307213AM4)

Aldborough and Boroughbridge Show Queen Lizzie Elgie with the Mayor and Mayoress of Boroughbridge Graham and Ann Archer and the show's president Mavis Smailes. (1307213AM4)

It was in stark contrast to last year’s event which
 had to be postponed after heavy rain left the venue unusable.

Show vice-chairman Catherine Park-Peyton said: “What a fabulous day. The committee pulled out all the stops to 
make the show the success it was.

“We are so grateful for the support the people of Boroughbridge and the surrounding area give this event.”

For the first time in its history, the centenary show marked the introduction of a Show Queen – Lizzie Elgie, 13, whose attendant was Molly Wass, also aged 13.

Mrs Park-Peyton said: “We were particularly proud to crown our first Show Queen and her attendant as they both have a history of helping at 
the event and we could not think of anything more fitting to celebrate our centenary year.

“It is a tradition we hope to continue and was made possible with sponsorship by Boroughbridge Therapy Centre.”

Among the activities taking place on the day were horse, dog, donkey, cattle and sheep classes, children’s attractions, and horticulture and handicraft classes.

Visitors were also able to make use of a free bus service, sponsored by Boroughbridge Town Council, between Boroughbridge and the show field.

Mrs Park-Peyton added: “We would also like to thank Mr Bill Turner and Miss Sarah Turner for allowing us to use the field, without which there would be no show.

“Everyone came, they enjoyed themselves and they left happy! Roll on next year.”