Show organisers are celebrating record attendance at this year’s event.

Monday’s show was so successful there had been rumours the show may be extended to be a two-day event. But the secretary said: “We are not going to be a two-day show.

The 29th county show saw a Bank Holiday Monday crowd enjoy the sunshine and a host of attractions at Tynedale Park at Corbridge, Northumberland.

The show team were on site yesterday for the clean-up operation and to firm up the numbers who had come through the gates the previous day.

28,192 people attended, smashing the committee’s previous best although not quite up with the 40,000 crowds of the 1950s when there were no trade stands reducing the amount of space to welcome showgoers.

“The weather always plays a massive part in these things.

“We are here today cleaning up, you wonder what kind of crowds we would have had if the weather had not been so good.

“We have hopefully tweaked for the better a lot of the infrastructure of the show. We try every year making it better.”

North East sheep farmers used the show to launch a petition to persuade organisers of the Olympics in London to use British wool.

As part of the Campaign for Wool, farmers want to ensure the games provide a showcase for what was once Britain’s biggest export.

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