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Fourth highest attendance for Royal Cornwall Show

126,256 people visited the Royal Cornwall Show last week Credit: Royal Cornwall Show

The Royal Cornwall Show attracted close to a record attendance last week with 126,256 people visiting over the three days.

It's the fourth highest attendance in the show’s 222 year history and represents a 9,535 increase on last year’s figure.

Show secretary Christopher Riddle has welcomed the news and puts it down to a combination of factors.

Perfect weather and a wide range of things to see and do has obviously played its part in the success but there is so much more to take into consideration.

We were privileged within the cattle section to have hosted the National Show of Devon Cattle and the prestigious beef and dairy Burke Trophies on top of our normal classes.

The support across all of the competitive sections has been, once again, extremely strong.

It’s been another celebration of the very best that Cornwall has to offer and we’ve had a superb show.

The sheer volume of traffic leaving the show on the final evening caused delays for some people leaving the event; we’ll be working hard in conjunction with our traffic management contractor to make sure this is doesn’t happen in the future.

– Christopher Riddle, Show secretary

Plans are already underway for next year’s show, which takes place on 9th, 10th and 11th June 2016.


Royal Cornwall Show back for a busy 2015

Getting ready to be on show. Credit: ITV News

More than 100,000 visitors are expected at this year's Royal Cornwall Show, which runs from today until Saturday 6th. Held at the showground near Wadebridge since 1960, it's a big fixture on our region's calendar - with displays, stalls and events celebrating food, farming and country life.

Local food producers prepare for a busy few days. Credit: ITV News

With a new parliament in session and uncertain times for the industry, farmers will be using the Show to press for more help to preserve their future, and highlighting the need for more young people to join the business.

Farming Minister George Eustice is due to speak at the Show tomorrow.

Farmers will be using the Show to press for more help to preserve their future. Credit: ITV News

Tune in to ITV News West Country from 6 tonight, when Ian Axton, Kylie Pentelow and Bob Crampton will be reporting live from Wadebridge, and bringing you all the highlights from day one.

In the meantime, our reporter Steve Hardy went along to see some last-minute preparations.

Motorbike rider injured on Wall of Death at show

A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries following an accident at the Royal Cornwall Show.

The experienced rider came off his bike on the Wall of Death event. He has been flown to Derriford Hospital by Cornwall Air Ambulance.

Devon & Cornwall Police have begun an investigation and request that anybody who witnessed the incident to visit the Police pod located at stand 8, near the main entrance.


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