BRIGHT warm sunshine attracted crowds to the annual Anglesey Agricultural Show despite a ban on horses.

Horses were banned from the show because of the threat of equine flu.

Attendance figures for Tuesday August 13, the first day of the two day event, compared well with previous years, and organisers attributed this to the good weather. A spokesperson said: “Attendance figures to hand compare well with previous years visitor numbers. It has been noted that in recent years visitors take more heed of the weather forecast.

“Despite there being no horses at the Show, Tuesday was a great day, with the sun shining.”

Mr Huw Roberts, chairman of the Anglesey Agricultural Society said: “We had a great day with a good turn out of people and great weather.”

The Show is held at the Anglesey Showground, a 160-acre site owned by the Anglesey Agricultural Society. It is a highlight for many on the agriculture calendar with many visitors and entrants coming from miles around to take part.

"It features exhibits of superbly presented animals and livestock and also offers a shopping and exhibition pavilion, craft exhibitors, food hall, produce exhibitions, agricultural machinery and vehicle stands and so much more.

There were more than 350 trade stand, a shopping pavilion, food hall, craft exhibitors, and in the produce marquee more than 1,200 exhibits. Numerous different breeds of sheep, pigs and goats and the vast array of poultry proved a great attraction for the visitors.

In the main ring the Paul Hannam quad bike stunt show thrilled onlookers, who also saw the Massey Ferguson Latest Technology Display, a Pageant by the Anglesey Vintage vehicle society. But Meirion Owen’s Quack Pack stole the show when it took centre stage.