Crowds flock to see best of the best

Cute: Ellie Brennan, four, checks out the goat tent. Click on the external link on the right to view a gallery of pictures from the show

Cute: Ellie Brennan, four, checks out the goat tent. Click on the external link on the right to view a gallery of pictures from the show

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THOUSANDS turned out for the 82nd Todmorden Agricultural Show.

The finest animals and produce was on display at the traditional show which even boasted a visit from former The Young Ones star, Adrian Edmondson.

Farmers brought along their animals including pedigree cows, sheep, goats and even a snake to be judged.

A special children’s tent allowed the next generation to show off their well kept pets.

People travelled from across Yorkshire to try out the range of stalls selling handmade chutneys, pickles, cakes and more.

One of the highlights of the day was pig racing which saw six rare breed pigs competing in the Ham National - with a threat from their owner that the loser would be roasted.

Other treats included a duck herding display, falconry and a large Incredible Edible tent encouraging people to go green and eat local produce.

Comedian turned presenter Adrian Edmondson was at the show filming a new series of his TV programme Ade in Britain that will be shown on ITV1 in November.

Peter Cryer, Todmorden Agricultural Society president for 18 years, said: “We have had a really good turnout this year. Many of the trade stands were oversubscribed which tells you how popular the show is.

“It’s great to see people out for the day together taking in some of the highlights that Todmorden has to offer.”

Mayor of Calderdale, Nader Fekri, attending his first Todmorden Agricultural Show, said: “It is absolutely fantastic. It’s amazing to see the variety of animals and the amount of hard work that goes into a day like this.”