THE Anglesey Show attracted crowds of thousands despite the equine flu ban on horses.

In bright sunshine the show got off to a swinging start on Tuesday August 13 with numerous competitions getting underway, and the 350 or so trade stands doing brisk business.

The two day show, held at the Anglesey Showground, a 160-acre site owned by the Anglesey Agricultural Society in the centre of Anglesey, is probably the biggest event in the island’s calendar. It is clearly the annual highlight for the agricultural and communities. It attracts visitors from across North Wales and further afield, agricultural professionals and the general public.

As well as the spectacle of animals and livestock, the show boasts a shopping and exhibition pavilion, farm livestock, craft exhibitors, numerous exhibitions of the best homegrown vegetables and flowers, and much more.

There are many breeds of sheep and classes of cattle. Pigs and goats have also proved a great attraction, as well as the vast array of poultry and rabbits.

The horticultural marquee is a Mecca for gardeners with more than 1,300 entries from flower displays, cookery, produce and crafts. Poultry is featured in the fur and feather marquee on the first day. This will be followed by rabbits, guinea pigs and small pets on the second day.

It was with deepest regret the Society cancelled equine sections, due to the outbreak of equine flu.