Countess of Warwick's Show celebrates 'record-breaking' event

Four people sit around a chequered picnic blanket in front of a vintage car in Easton, Essex

A good old-fashioned picnic at the Countess of Warwick's Show - Credit: Saffron Photo

The Countess of Warwick's Show at Little Easton Manor has been hailed a great success by its organisers.

A "record" number of people visited the show - now in its 32nd year - to watch classic car rallies, vintage ploughing matches and animal displays on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday (August 29-30).

Six children bounce across a race track wearing sacks - a sack race at the Countess of Warwick's Show, Essex

The sack race at the Countess of Warwick's Show - Credit: Saffron Photo

Thaxted Morris Men dressed in dancing regalia at the Countess of Warwick's Show, Essex

Thaxted Morris Men at the Countess of Warwick's Show - Credit: Saffron Photo

The show took a hiatus in 2020, but co-organiser Warwick Newbury believes it returned this summer "stronger than ever".

Mr Newbury said: "We had a weekend to be proud of.

"It was a great honour and privilege to be one of over 100 volunteers.

"This was in aid of the Five Parishes charity which looks after four local churches. Our historic churches are expensive to run and we are grateful for everyone's support."

A man in a green top rides a penny farthing assisted by experts in Easton, Essex

Show chairman Tim Turner tries out a penny farthing - Credit: Saffron Photo

Children take part in an egg and spoon race at the Countess of Warwick's Show, Essex

Egg and spoon race at the Countess of Warwick's Show - Credit: Saffron Photo

He added: "The would not have been possible without our chairman Tim Turner, sponsor P & A Wood, and Andy Mahoney of Little Easton Manor.

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The Alexia Wilson Trust was one of the organisations represented at the show.

Their bottle stall was very successful.

They raised £750 for the charity over the two afternoons.

Organisers said they were grateful for everyone's support.

The Alexia Wilson Trust's bottle stall fundraiser at the Countess of Warwick's Show, Little Easton Manor, Essex

The Alexia Wilson Trust's bottle stall fundraiser at the Countess of Warwick's Show, Little Easton Manor - Credit: The Alexia Wilson Trust

A team of adults pull on a rope as part of a tug of war at the Countess of Warwick's Show, Essex

Tug of war! - Credit: Saffron Photo

Three children stand in front of an Essex County Fire and Rescue Service engine in Easton

Meeting the fire fighters at the Countess of Warwick Country Show - Credit: Saffron Photo

A brown bull being tugged along by a girl at the Countess of Warwick's Show, Essex

A bull on show at Little Easton Manor - Credit: Saffron Photo

A little boy sits on a blue vintage tractor in Easton, Essex. Behind him, a little girl sits on a red tractor.

The Countess of Warwick's Show, Easton - Credit: Saffron Photo

A sheepdog crouches down, watching three sheep at the Countess of Warwick's Show, Essex

On the lookout - Credit: Saffron Photo

A large shire horse being pulled along by a woman at the Countess of Warwick's Show, Essex

A shire horse on show at Little Easton Manor - Credit: Saffron Photo

A man pulling on reins behind two horses and a traditional plough at the Countess of Warwick's Country Show in Essex

Plough on! - Credit: Saffron Photo

A man admires a very old vintage car from 1903 - a De Dion-Bouton - in Easton, Essex

A De Dion-Bouton from 1903 at the Countess of Warwick's Show - Credit: Saffron Photo

A retro red car with a white strip at the Countess of Warwick's Show, Essex

The Countess of Warwick's Show, Easton - Credit: Saffron Photo

Two people in bright clothing ride penny farthings - bikes with a big front wheel - in Easton, Essex

Penny farthings at the Countess of Warwick's Show - Credit: Saffron Photo

A child tries their hand at archery, firing an arrow into woodland at the Countess of Warwick's Show, Essex

A budding archer at the Countess of Warwick's Show - Credit: Saffron Photo

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