The agricultural show season made a welcome return today (Sunday) with the 134th Malton Show.

After three years of cancellations due to the covid pandemic, Malton Show returned to Scampston Park with a record-breaking turnout.

Visitor numbers were up with organisers opening the overflow car park, while there were increased entries in the majority of the livestock classes.

This year's show president was David Brotherton, whose father held the honour in 1934.

He said: "I have been involved with Malton Show for a very long time and it is fantastic to see everyone here enjoying themselves.

"There has been a wonderful atmosphere throughout the showground and it as been a beautiful day."

"The show is organised by an army of wonderful people who through their hard work make the event such a success."

Among those showing their livestock was Dylan Townend from Broughton.

His British Blue bull, 'Naughty But Nice', was champion on the day, while daughter, Harriet, aged six, won young handler with 'Sweet But Psycho'.

Dylan said: "It is good to be back. Harriet hardly slept last night as she was so excited."

The chosen charity for this year's show, which is primarily sponsored by BATA, was Marie Curie Cancer.

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