Heckington Annual Show
An Agricultural Show in Lincolnshire
(Photos: July 2004, words: Sept 2006. ©urban75)
An afternoon at the Heckington Agricultural Show, near Sleaford, on a blazing July afternoon.
Billed as 'probably the largest village show in England,' Heckington's Agricultural Show is claimed to be part of the hamlet's 900 year old Feast Week Tradition.
The first show was held in 1864, moving to its current site to the north east of the village in 1867 at the invitation of William Little, whose family continues to host the event.
Checking out the plates.
Pet headstones and memorials. Blimey.
Busy crowds rummage amongst the bric-a-brac.
The dog competition gets underway.
I think we have a winner!
Steam train puffs along the miniature railway.
Having a bite to eat as the vintage machinery whirrs away.
Looking through the programme.
Full house watching the dog event in the main arena.
Marching band in action.
'Proper Music' stall.
Dogs running through flaming hoops.
Donkey trap racing.
The competitors line up for a stately trot.
Horse and boy.
Farrier at work.
Mrs M's donkeys.
Some kind of odd Puritanical thing going on.
He's a winner!