THOUSANDS of visitors enjoyed the 100th Thornton-le-Dale Show yesterday.

The show, which took place last Wednesday on the village showfield, included classes in cattle, sheep, horses and goats, as well as fur and feather.

Also on display was a wide range of horticulture and crafts, along with a variety of children’s sections.

With crowds flocking to the event from early morning, show chairman Martin Blythe said it had been a perfect day and another successful show.

“The weather has been excellent with sunny skies and a breeze, which is ideal for the animals, while warm enough for people to sit outside,” he said.

This year’s show saw a new layout to ensure less damage was inflicted on the football field.

Martin said: “We have moved the horticulture and craft marquee to the football pitch so there is less traffic on it. We also have a bigger marquee which is much more open and most people seem to think it is a lot better.

“We have also rejigged some of the other stands and displays which has enabled us to have more trade space.”

Martin, who has been chairman for 28 years, said the 100th anniversary of the show was a significant milestone.

“The show still remains a friendly, family show with something for everyone,” he added.

Show presidents John and Maureen Dunning, enjoyed the day with their family and friends.

John, who had been involved with the show for 48 years, said: “It is a big honour to be asked to be president, especially for the 100th anniversary. There is such a variety of attractions for visitors to see - it is a lovely village show.”