Thursday, 22 August saw an enormous success of a show - The Melplash Agricultural Society Show. It's one of the south west's premier agricultural exhibitions and is held at The West Bay Show grounds, Bridport, Dorset.

A record breaking number of visitors attended, close to 20,000, and a record number of dairy cattle were shown, including Holsteins, a good number of Ayeshires, Shorthorns, Guernseys and Jerseys. In addition there were around 400 sheep, 110 cattle, 30 pigs and 80 goats.

The Melplash Agricultural Society Chairman, Jo Sage said: “Another amazing show in perfect weather. Record crowds again this year! The highlights for me were the fantastic number of livestock on show including many young handlers with lambs and calves.

"It is so encouraging to see the next generation coming on, especially in the current political climate. With all the livestock and heavy horses filling the main ring for the grand parade it was a spectacular sight.

"All the traders say it is their favourite show as it is do friendly and is so well organised. I’m so proud to be part of the wonderful team of volunteers who make it all happen.”