THE Barrowford Show went up in flames today - but only as part of a daredevil stunt.

The Flaming High Dive from Barnsley stuntman Mark Stannage was the spectacular highlight of the day, which also included the Nelson Brass Band, The Derby Midshipman band and the return of the popular horticulture display.

Show manager Graham Midgley said: “The show has been a big success with an excellent turnout despite the atrocious weather.

“It is heartbreaking when you see the heavens open, but we were determined not to let the weather beat us and it seems the public were too.

“The response from both the people at the event and those taking part in the events has been fantastic.

“The high dive flaming stuntmen were amazing and we had real variety with the show jumping and hand horses.

"The show has suffered from cancellations in previous years.

"We were very pleasantly surprised with how much people have supported us this year.”

The ‘Trick 4 Treats’ dog show was well received, as was Clare Shevelan from Trawden, who breeds rare North Ronaldsay sheep.

For the children there were dance, fancy dress and baby face competitions.