EVERYTHING wonderful about our county’s farming industry was on display at this year’s Todmorden Agricultural show.

Held in Cliviger for the first time, thousands of people descended on the event which was deemed a success by its visitors.

From dog displays to vintage tractor parades, there was something for everyone.

Youngsters got the chance to get up close to cows, sheep, goats and rabbits and learn more about how animals are kept on a farm.

More exotic animals were also available to see, such as tortoises, birds of prey and a skunk.

Visitors Doris and Sullivan Schofield, and their grandson Zain, five, said they enjoyed the day.

Mrs Schofield said: “It has been a really great day.

“There was so much to see and so much to do, it was wonderful.

“There will be lots of people from Burnley and other parts of East Lancashire coming to this because it was held in Cliviger.

“The weather made it a great success as well, it was very hot.”

Zain said: “I want to be a farmer when I grow up, I loved seeing the big cows.

“I liked the tractors and the sheep.

“I will work on a farm when I’m older.”

A variety of farming produce was available to eat, from burgers, sausages to cheese, chutneys and stone-baked pizzas.

Tracey Severn, who had brought her prized cow and bull from a farm near Halifax to be judged during the day, said: “It’s great for little ones to get the chance to learn more about where their food comes from.

“As we all know it doesn’t just come from a supermarket, there’s a whole process they might not know about.

“I was really pleased it has been held in Cliviger, because I usually cannot take part because it clashes with a much bigger show in Cumbria we go to.”

The sun beamed down as people gathered to watch the horse showing and pig racing.

The crowd roared as the horse acrobatic team put on gravity-defying displays.

The show had previously been held in Centre Vale Park, Burnley Road, Todmorden, since 1912.

The 2016 event was cancelled after limits on vehicle weights and other restrictions were placed on use of Centre Vale Park following reinstatement of flood alleviation drainage by the Environment Agency.

Stuart Cheetham, from Harle Syke, Burnley, said: “We’ve had a really good day.

“It was a really good family event.

“There was lots of people here from early on in the day.

“It was the first time we have been to this show, and we would come again.”