Fiery fun and food at Great Eccleston Show

Chef Tim Maddams with commentator Peter Gott at the Great Eccleston Show
Chef Tim Maddams with commentator Peter Gott at the Great Eccleston Show

Tens of thousands of visitors flocked to soak in the fun at the Great Eccleston Show.

Prize-winning cows, sheep, pigs, and poultry were put on display for all to see and animal-lovers were free to enjoy a range of creature competitions - which included rabbits, budgies, and specially-bred show pigeons.

IMPS Motocycle Display Team at Great Eccleston Show

IMPS Motocycle Display Team at Great Eccleston Show

The Food Theatre was filled with local specialists and chefs demonstrating their talent and expertise, whilst local butcher, Dena Parkinson demonstrated butchery skills and Graham Kirkham explained the art of cheese making.

The marquee was packed to see a cookery demonstration from Tim Maddons, ex Riverside Cottage Head Chef who was very witty but also entertained those watching with fabulous cookery skills with commentary provided by Peter Gott, a Cumbrian food hero.

Other areas of the show included a thriving craft tent, wood cutting, falconry, vintage cars and tractors.

One of the main attractions, was The Imps Motorcycle Display Team in the main ring.

Fun at Great Eccleston Show

Fun at Great Eccleston Show

Fiona Drummond, spokesman for the show, said: “Great Eccleston Show has proved, yet again, that it is capable of putting on a spectacle which has the diversity to attract all age groups and interests. It really does live up to its reputation as the best two day show in the North-West.

“BBC Radio Lancashire were broadcasting live from the show, with talks on antiques, gardening and cake decorating as well as singing from local school children.

“The Imps Motorcycle Display Team provided thrilling entertainment. The suspense of fire jumps and multiple “cross-over” routines kept everyone glued to the best vantage spot. The Tractor Pulling track witnessed a great competition as part of the British Championships. And the Food Hall was once again brimming with tasty treats from all over Lancashire.”

For local winners and more pictures see page 35.

Scurry and Trials Driving Challenge at Great Eccleston Show

Scurry and Trials Driving Challenge at Great Eccleston Show

IMPS Motocycle Display Team at Great Eccleston Show

IMPS Motocycle Display Team at Great Eccleston Show