Countdown to popular show

PREPARATIONS are well under way for one of Scarborough’s best-loved agricultural shows.

Burniston Show will be held on Bank Holiday Monday just off the A165 Coastal Road.

The show is one of the largest of its kind in the area and features competition classes for fruit, vegetables, flowers, crafts and baking.

Animal classes include horses, poultry, rabbits, cavies and – new this year – ferrets.

It will also have all the traditional attractions, such as stalls, displays, music, and a vintage car display along with some new additions, such as alpacas.

There will also be demonstration of weaving with alpaca wool.

Show chairman Alan Tomlinson said: “Everything is going well. We’ve been on the site since Sunday and the tents will be going up today and Friday.

“We’re keeping an eye on the weather. It’s been quite dry apart from Tuesday and the land’s not looking too bad at all.

“We’re hoping for good weather the rest of the week and especially on Monday!”

Mr Tomlinson added that many hours of preparation go into the show, but nobody minds as they all enjoy doing it so much.

He said: “This year is the 116th show and it’s a wonderful tradition.

“We’re all looking forward to it and hoping it goes well on the day.

“We’ve had lots of entries for the various classes and we’ve lots for people to see.”