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Lincolnshire show

The show is in its 128th year Photo: Lincolnshire Agricultural Society

The gates have opened on day one of the 128th Lincolnshire Show. It is one of the larges agricultural events in the country and showcases the best of the county's farming and food industry.

Organisers estimate that more than 60,000 people will visit the event over the next two days. Highlights of the first day include a fly past at 3pm by a Dakota from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a visit by cricketer Alec Stewart.

This morning there will be a workshop for schoolchildren to learn how to make a traditional sausage. There will also be the regular mix of food stalls, livestock competitions, craft exhibitions and demonstrations of traditional skills.

This is the first and it is the first organised by Jayne Southall, who is the new director of Lincolnshire Agricultural Society. She says she is pleased preparations are now coming together and says having good weather and sunshine today would be the icing on the cake.