Show organisers delighted at attendance


Terry Canty

VISITOR numbers for the opening day of this year’s Anglesey Show were up on last year.

Tuesday’s total of 30,313 visitors was 200 up on last year leaving show bosses delighted with the way the event has gone.

Aled Hughes show administrator said: “The figures showed an increase from last year, which is fantastic.

“The weather has been very favourable to us, and probably helped bring in visitors.

“There will be fewer people here on the second day as it traditional. The crowds were a bit slow in coming during the morning but they have increased and I expect it to peak around lunch time.”

With attendance up and show entries also on the rise, Mr Hughes gave a very positive outlook on this year’s event.

He added: “Things have been fantastic. It’s a year’s work for two days, but it has been worth it.

“The park and ride system has worked really well.

“People were apprehensive when we brought it in three years ago, but by now they’re very satisfied, with the buses bringing them straight to the show entrance.

“Today [Wednesday] is the busiest day for sheep, and we have 200 more entries this year.

“Since the foot and mouth outbreak, we’ve been slowly increasing numbers but this year we’ve had a big jump up.”

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