Crowds turn out for show they can enjoy 'without spending a fortune'

CROWDS descended on Rotherham's Clifton Park this weekend for the annual Rotherham Show, which is billed as the largest free land show in the north of England.

Highlights of the two-day event included a vintage vehicle rally, a horticultural show and a range of stalls and entertainment in both the main arena and the "One Town, One Community" world music stage.

More than 100 vehicles took part in the vintage rally, ranging from a 1926 Austin Mayfair to a 1967 Daimler .

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Coun Iain St John, Rotherham Council's cabinet member for culture, lifestyle, sport and tourism, said the show was an event Rotherham "can be proud of" and added: "We want to make sure Rotherham has an event which families know they can come to, not have to spend a fortune and be assured that they will have a fantastic time."

Attractions in the main arena included fire stunts, the Essex Dog Display Team and a range of musical performers including Bob Kerr's "Whoopee Band".

A range of workshops also took place in the "One Town One Community" area, including African drumming, bead making and belly dancing.

This year's event returned to its traditional Clifton Park home after last year's show was relocated to Rosehill Park because of renovations.