A PHOTOGRAPHER has published a limited edition book to commemorate the 160th Great Yorkshire Show in July.

The 160th Great Yorkshire Show: A Photographer’s View,

includes a foreword by the Princess Royal who visited the show and a preface by The Duke of Devonshire who launched the Craven Heifer sculpture at Bolton Abbey.

The sculpture, created by Emma Stothard, went on a journey across Yorkshire to spread the word about the show.

Simon Hill was given special access to the Yorkshire Agricultural Society as the staff worked to organise the annual three-day event, which attracts more than 130,000 visitors every year.

From magical moments as dawn breaks on the showground to the excitement in the judging rings, Simon captured a flavour of the three-day event that is all brought together in this limited edition book.

Simon said: “The Great Yorkshire Show is a highlight of the agricultural calendar, not just in Yorkshire but nationwide.

“It has been a privilege to be the first professional photographer in the 180 years of the show to be given unrestricted access to photograph what is probably the foremost event of its kind in Britain.

“I hope my photographs, in this limited edition book, will be a lasting tribute to the work of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society.”

Charles Mills, show director, said: “This is a beautiful book documenting an iconic event which we are proud to organise. Simon has done a great job of capturing some of the very special moments that took place at the Great Yorkshire Show this year, as well as some of the things the public don’t see.”

The 160th Great Yorkshire Show: A Photographer’s View is on sale for £7.50 in Fodder at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate or go to shop.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk.