The Pembrokeshire weather was at its indecisive best during the three days of the County Show but it was still hailed a great success.

It was wellies on Tuesday, umbrellas Wednesday and then sun cream on Thursday, as the crowds gathered at Withybush Showground for one of the premier dates in the agricultural calendar.

Rain failed to dampen the spirits of the thousands of visitors who came to see the cream of the crop, from cattle to horses and pigs to poultry, there was a whole host of livestock on show.

County Show general manager, Malcolm Crossman praised the hard work of al the staff involved with the event.

Mr Crossman said: “We had a very difficult week with all the rain, particularly setting up the show. We have a certain amount of hardstanding and a lot of grass so we worked at realigning the show to create more hardstanding.

“Car parking has obviously very difficult because most of it is on grass. Without the help of Pembrokeshire County Council on Wednesday we would probably have struggled to keep the show going. It allowed the ground to rest so we could go aback to normal parking on Thursday.

“I am extremely delighted to see the public, locals and holiday makers, supporting the show on Tuesday. And I am so delighted after all the hard work of the staff, stewards and traders who have all pulled together and helped the show be successful.

“On Tuesday we had 27,00 visitors which is a heck of the good start for something nearing disaster point and on Wednesday we hit 37,000 so we had a good day despite the rain. On Thursday, 38,000 visitors came, it was a definite success as far as we are concerned.

“The atmosphere and the feel of the show is great, a lot of people have congratulated us on the work done to keep the show going – it is nice to see they are happy with the work we have done and are happy to give a bit and still support us and rally round.”

County Show president John Lewis also thanked the county council for its help and said he had had an extremely enjoyable but tiring three days.

“The show has been marvellous, considering the conditions. It is great that all the crowds have turned out and a big thank you has to go to all the staff that helped it turn out so well.

"I am delighted with the support of the people of Pembrokeshire and far and wide.”

The leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, Cllr John Davies, was also in attendance and said that the show has proven that its an event second to none, irrespective of the weather conditions.

He added: “Pembrokeshire County Council were glad to be able to assist on Tuesday in dire conditions, by opening up the airfield for 2,500 cars.

“Speaking as a farmer, it is good to see the cattle and sheep back, after last years foot and mouth and the fact that bluetongue is doing the rounds. We must never forget that the show is a celebration of the agricultural community and its wares. I would like to congratulate the organisers on putting on this show on given the elements and conditions.”

Organisers are now beginning the clean up and planning for next year’s sensational event.

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