Day 2: Bath and West Show

150,000 visitors head to Shepton Mallet for this year's Bath and West show

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Another good year for the Royal Bath and West Show

Organisers of the Royal Bath and West Show say its been a great success. There were fears that attendance would suffer as it wasn't held in half term but they say numbers on Saturday made up for it.

crowds at Bath and West show
There were fears that numbers would be down this year Credit: ITV West

Groups of schoolchildren were allowed in free and many of them got their first experience of farming life.

school group at Bath and West
One of the many school groups that took advantage of the free entry this year Credit: ITV West

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Bath and West Show gets underway

The Bath and West showground Credit: Bath and West Show

Thousands of people are heading to the Bath and West show today. It’s one of the biggest agricultural events in the country and the only four-day show left in Britain.

The showground covers 240 acres, including car parks, and there are seven hundred trade stands. It's been held at Shepton Mallet since 1965.