THE Royal Lancashire Show is one of the highlights of the year for all Lancastrians.

It is a day where the counties finest farmers, produce makers, animal keepers and more showcase their quality and skillset to wow thousands of people who go to the show every year.

The show is one of Britain's oldest, and is organised by the Royal Lancashire Agricultural Society, which first formed in 1767.

In 1954, the show was held at Stanley Park in Blackpool, for several years before it had to move away due to Blackpool Zoo opening in 1972 on the land where the show was held.

The society bought land at Rigby Hall in Wrea Green and the show was held there until 1979,until a shortage of funds forced the society to cease activity for some years.

The show did pop up on occasion at various sites across the county, including Witton Park in Blackburn.

From 2003 to 2007, the shoe was held at Salesbury Hall Farm near Ribchester.

In 2008, the show was supposed to be held in Myserscough near Preston, but heavy rain caused the show to be cancelled, costing the society several thousands of pounds.

The next show was in 2012, where it was held at Witton Park, followed by a show in 2015 at Salesbury Hall in Ribchester.

Since 2015 there has been a show every year at either Witton Park and Salesbury Hall and still attracts tens of thousands of people.