Anglesey County Show gets underway

Published date: 12 August 2014 |
Published by: Mike Williams 
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THE Anglesey County Show is in full swing.

There are some strong winds at the Mona Showground today(Tuesday) but

the sun is out and the site is already looking busy.

Show president Hugh Griffith said: “I hope we have a successful show
again and that many thousands turn out over the two days to enjoy and
support this annual event.

“The show is not only popular and well known on Anglesey, but
throughout the whole of Wales and indeed the whole of the UK.

“Many of the competitors travel a long way to come here every year.”

The event will be a showcase of livestock, machinery and produce,
along with a huge range of trade stands and stalls.

Farmers and animal keepers from across the country will bring out the
best of their stock, with judging competitions for shire and light
horses, dairy and beef cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry and
rabbits.

Visitors can also expect to see horticulture and floral art displays,
a grand parade of animals, live showjumping, cookery and crafts.

Traffic measures for this year’s show have been improved, with a free
park and ride service with five buses ferrying people from the parking
area to the showground.

The show is seen as a chance to celebrate the island’s unique cultural
heritage and identity - expressed through the creative poetry, music,
art and literature stalls on site every year.

Organisers picked up an Anglesey Tourism Award in 2011 and 2012 for
the event, which attracts thousands of people every year.

Entry costs £13.60 for adults, £4.60 for children, £11.70 for senior
citizens, or £36 for a family of two adults and two children.

For more information, visit www.angleseyshow.org.uk.

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