RURAL living and country pastimes were given the star treatment at this year's Cheshire Show. TV botanist professor David Bellamy launched the new game fair which has grown from the country pursuits section of the event.
Dr Bellamy opened the fair on Tuesday morning and said the Cheshire was a tremendous effort and very good for the countryside.
The game fair featured a closely packed programme of events including falconry and dog training displays, netting and fly fishing demonstrations, and many specialised interests.
Another new attraction for the show came with the visit of a band of Zulu warriors who took turns in the main ring with the musicians of the Army Air Corps and many riding and driving competitions spread over the two days.
Executive director Nigel Evans said: 'We always strive to provide some new and appealing sections to keep the show fresh for visitors.
'In the game fair we want to encourage country and rural-related businesses and organisations to use the space available, and we have put together a great package for traders.'