Anglesey Show hailed a 'brilliant' success by organisers


Mike WIlliams

ANGLESEY Show president Hugh Griffiths hailed this year's "brilliant" show a success and described it as a testament to the growing and evolving event.

He said: "It is looking fantastic this year. We're attracting more and more people every year.

"Weather like this is perfect for the show, it's nice, it's warm and
there's a nice breeze.

"The stands and stalls are very full - dense with plenty of people."

Mr Griffiths said the "headache" caused by the group of travellers
that moved onto the park and ride area of the site days before the
event has cleared.

They were handed an eviction notice and ordered to move away by 9am on Monday.

"Things have turned out quite reasonably for us. It was quite a headache for us.

"But it was good to get the situation resolved so we could get on with
the show."

Mr Griffiths also stressed the importance of the show for promoting
Anglesey, and building a link between the industry and communities on
the island.

He said: "It's a famous show, the name has spread, and just to see it growing
like this and attracting more people - that's the strength of it.

"It's nice for the show, nice for the community and good for the island.

"The show is also very important for the economy.

"Not only for the farmers, but also the people who support the farmers
with implements, machines and tools.

"It's nice for people to see what's going on on the island, to see the
cattle and to build that link between the industry and the public.

"It's nice as well to see some of the old ways and machines working
and staying alive.

"And the show is perfect for children, especially from towns and urban areas.

"They get a chance to see animals and other things that they would
otherwise not get an opportunity to experience."

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