A strongman competition was among highlights from another ‘fantastic’ Bank Holiday Great Harwood show.
Thousands of people flocked to the ever popular annual event, refusing to be deterred by afternoon rain.
The British Strongman 2013 Competition was among new attractions at this year’s show. Show chairman Geoffrey Hanson it was a ‘fantastic day’ despite the poor weather.
He said: “It started off exceptionally well and probably as great as we expected. About 1pm the crowds stopped rushing in because of the heavy rain which dampened the day a little bit.
“We did get very good crowds despite that and people really enjoyed all the events.” Dozens of traders attended the historic show on The New Showfield which dates back to 1857.
Competitions on the day included the ever popular tug of war, Bowley Hill Trail Race, welly throwing and egg catching.
A marquee was also set up with specialist horticultural and craft shows and a wide range of livestock.