Ten thousand people flocked to the Cranleigh Showground today for the annual Cranleigh Show. This agricultural show is one of the oldest one day shows in the country. It is a unique chance to see some of the finest livestock in Surrey and Sussex.
There were competition classes for sheep, pigs and goats but we were, of course, interested in the cattle. When we saw Andrew Cameron of Upper Woodhill Farm just before lunch, he reported that the Mayfield herd had enjoyed a clean sweep with their Sussex breed. Regular visitors to this site will know that Andrew’s Woodhill herd has close ties to the Mayfield herd.
The show is a great family day out in the Surrey Hills and in addition to the farming competition we also saw an excellent driving competition, David Seamark’s sheep dog demonstration, the Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt and the Surrey Union parade of Foxhounds, vintage tractors and the breathtaking Bolddog Ling’s freestyle motorcross team. In the Countryside Arena there was a fly fishing demonstration, terrier racing and a falconry display. The falconer had a wonderful selection of birds of prey that he was showing, some of which are pictured below.
For more information about the show or if you want to get involved next year visit www.cranleighshow.org.uk