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Looking for Victoria and Albert

Queen Victoria Credit: PA Archive

The Royal Bath & West Show is planning to mark its 150th anniversary this May by celebrating its Victorian heritage.

Organisers are appealing for couples named Victoria and Albert to come forward. They will then be special guests of the show. The couples would ideally be married, with certificates to prove their names.

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Glastonbury comes to the Royal Bath and West

Michael Eavis' family have been farming near the showground for almost as long as the show has been running Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Organisers of the Royal Bath and West Show have unveiled new events for this year's event - their 150th anniversary.

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis is going to be putting on a 20 minute show in the main arena to help them celebrate.

He has got involved because his family have been farming nearby for 148 years - just two years less than the show itself.

He is keeping the details a secret but says it will be a typically wacky, Glastonbury-style spectacle.

The 20 minute show will have a Glastonbury flavour Credit: Ben Birchall/PA

The show is taking place at the Royal Bath & West Showground at Shepton Mallet from 29 May - 1 June

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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

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.

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