Pembrokeshire County Show celebrated its golden anniversary at Withybush showground last week, with visitor numbers proving its appeal is as strong as ever.

General manager Malcolm Crossman confirmed that more than 37,000 people had gone through the gates on Tuesday, 36,500 on Wednesday and 33,500 on Thursday.

The total of 107,000 set a new record and Mr Crossman said the success was a culmination of a year’s planning.

“We build up to this day for 12 months to make sure everything comes together.

“Given the work put in by everyone involved, I’m not surprised at all by the numbers. This show is probably one of the top shows in the country and people’s commitment to it year in year out proves that. “ Mr Crossman also thanked all members of staff, including the large number of volunteers who helped steward the competitions.

However, he insisted the immediate focus turned to improving attendance figures again next year.

“We will be improving a lot of things such as access to advance sales on the website and using tickets in prize draws. Every year we look to improve.”