Honiton Show attracts around 15,000 visitors despite heavy rain

PUBLISHED: 15:35 04 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:41 07 August 2017

Scenes from Honiton Show. Ref mhh 31 17TI 8367. Picture: Terry Ife

Scenes from Honiton Show. Ref mhh 31 17TI 8367. Picture: Terry Ife

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The adverse weather conditions had already forced the cancellation of North Devon Show 2017 - but organisers of the Honiton spectacle were determined to put on this year's show.

A bout of heavy rain the day before Honiton Show 2017 meant there were considerably fewer punters at this year’s event.

The adverse weather conditions had already forced the cancellation of North Devon Show the day before - but organisers of the Honiton spectacle were determined to put on this year’s show.

The stubborn resolve to host the event was rewarded with better weather on the day, around 15,000 people donned their wellies to wade through the mud and make the most of the stalls and entertainment offered.

Marcelle Connor, Honiton Show secretary, said: “We still had really good support.

“The weather that was predicted on Wednesday was not quite what it seemed - it rained a lot more than the 4mm of rain that was forecast.

“I would like to thank all of our brilliant volunteers and stewards who came together to still put on a magnificent show. Many thanks to all of those who came along to the show, and to the exhibitors and judges.

“Hopefully the sun shines for next year’s show.”

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