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Visitor Numbers Up On Last Day Of Show

Organisers say visitor numbers are up for the final day of the Royal Cornwall Show.

The first day of the event in Wadebridge was marred by strong winds and rain. The sheep section had to be evacuated and many visitors left early.

But today drier weather has seen no interuptions to the show schedule and an increase in people through the gates.


Royal Cornwall Car Park closed due to mud

An entire car park has had to be closed off at the Royal Cornwall Show because of vehicles getting stuck in deep mud.

Cars and horse boxes had to be towed out of the members area by tractors on the first day of event at Wadebridge.

Today cars travelling from the West are being directed to a car park on the other side of the A39.

Yesterday the sheep section was closed when the marquee threatened to collapse in high winds and rain.1,200 animals were evacuated from the site.

Royal show goes on despite weather disruption

The sheep marquee was closed because of the high winds Credit: ITV Westcountry

Day two of the Royal Cornwall Show is underway despite strong winds and heavy showers. Organisers say a virtually full programme of entertainment will take place in the main ring and all main sections will be up and running.

Yesterday, sheep had to be evacuated from their marquee which was closed yesterday because of waterlogged ground and high winds.


Second day of Royal Cornwall Show

Planned highlights today include a world record leap from height in to a bath of milk Credit: ITV Westcountry

It's the second day of the Royal Cornwall Show. Organisers hope visit numbers pick up after a disappointing start. The heavy rain and strong wind yesterday caused many problems at the showground near Wadebridge.

Sheep enclosure closed due to strong winds

Organisers at the Royal Cornwall Show have been forced to closed the sheep marquee because of strong winds. All sheep are being moved off the show ground as a precautionary measure.

It is a large marquee and we didn’t want to risk anything untoward happening. This is an isolated event and no other section of the showground has been affected in this way. This is a great shame, especially given that 2012 is a record year for sheep entries. Happily, most classes have been judged today but judging of the championships, due to be staged on the second day (Friday) will inevitably be lost.

– Christopher Riddle, show secretary
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