PICTURES: The 159th North Somerset Show

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:06 10 May 2018

The 159th North Somerset Show. Pictures: Jeremy Long

The 159th North Somerset Show. Pictures: Jeremy Long

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The organiser of the region’s biggest agricultural event hailed the show a ‘success’ after a difficult winter.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The North Somerset Show returned to Wraxall for the 159th time on Monday, and around 20,000 people flocked to the showground to watch a packed programme of events including show jumping, axe wielding and tractor pulling.

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Hundreds of businesses from the region had exhibits, while there was also an adrenaline-fuelled display from motorcycle stunt showman Flyin Ryan.

Stevie Jenkins on Malvaro The 159th North Somerset Show.Stevie Jenkins on Malvaro The 159th North Somerset Show.

Show secretary Tim Ledbury said: “After a difficult winter it was amazing to host such a successful show.

“The winter hit farmers and livestock hard and it has been a difficult time for the industry.

“It was a spectacular show and the feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive.”

The North Somerset Jazz Band entertain.The North Somerset Jazz Band entertain.

Money raised will go towards educational projects which help children understand the countryside.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

Eban Tanner 9 tries milking a cow.Eban Tanner 9 tries milking a cow.

Isobel Hext 12 with her reserve champion Dorset Downs lambs.Isobel Hext 12 with her reserve champion Dorset Downs lambs.

Sarah Hedges on Crystal Clear the 7th The 159th North Somerset Show.Sarah Hedges on Crystal Clear the 7th The 159th North Somerset Show.

Stevie Jenkins on Malvaro.Stevie Jenkins on Malvaro.

Sarah Hedges on Crystal Clear the 7th.Sarah Hedges on Crystal Clear the 7th.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The North Somerset Jazz Band entertain the crowd.The North Somerset Jazz Band entertain the crowd.

The North Somerset Jazz Band entertain the crowd.The North Somerset Jazz Band entertain the crowd.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

Isobel Hext 12 with her reserve champion Dorset Downs lambs.Isobel Hext 12 with her reserve champion Dorset Downs lambs.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

The 159th North Somerset Show.The 159th North Somerset Show.

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