Photo gallery: Royal Norfolk Show Day Two highlights - can you see yourself in our photos?

The 2014 Royal Norfolk Show. Rosie Fuller, 7, right, from King's Lynn, showing a 9-week-old Dexter calf in the junior calf  handler class. Picture: Denise Bradley The 2014 Royal Norfolk Show. Rosie Fuller, 7, right, from King's Lynn, showing a 9-week-old Dexter calf in the junior calf handler class. Picture: Denise Bradley

Thursday, June 26, 2014
5:21 PM

Show director Julian Taylor has said he is confident this year’s visitor numbers will beat last year’s figure of 84,000.

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Royal Norfolk Show 2014
Cyril Davies and Albert Aldred.Royal Norfolk Show 2014 Cyril Davies and Albert Aldred.

Hailing the two-day event as a “brilliant success”, Mr Taylor said he was “absolutely thrilled” with this year’s show.

He said: “I’m confident we will reach 85,000 plus visitors and I’m hopeful we will get more than that. We will not know the final figure until we hear back from supermarkets how many tickets they sold.

“It’s been incredibly busy, we have even filled some of the overflow carparks.

“Everybody has thoroughly enjoyed the show and it’s been wonderful to see all these young families about.”

Chief executive Greg Smith said: “There is a record number of livestock from beef and dairy cattle to some of the rarest breeds in the world.

“There are new displays such as the heavy horse musical drive demonstration, which will feature some of the largest and most beautiful horses in the world, which really adds a traditional feel to the show.”

• See Friday’s EDP for a 12-page supplement from day two.

10 comments

  • There is a misconception that schools give the day off for the Norfolk show but this is not the case. The day is actually one of the 5 teacher training inset days which government requires schools to schedule during the academic year. So in recent years there seems to have been a common sense approach to schedule 1 of them to coincide with the show. There are plenty of families who do like to go and scheduling an inset day avoids the problem of schools having to refuse permission for parents to take them and issue fines if they do, per the new regulations. I took my family today and we did enjoy it, albeit the entrance prices were quite expensive, and I do feel quite strongly that to charge parking on top is unreasonable, but they've got you over a barrel given the location! However, we did find plenty to do for free once we were in so I suppose when compared to a day at a theme park where you spend a fortune on entrance and only get to go on a few rides because of the queues, it's not not so bad.

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    N

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • Why do schools still insist on letting the kids have a day off to go to the show? I was working in norwich today and there were numerous parents dragging their children around primark etc. What a waste of a days education that is? Either go to the show or go to school, simple.

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    Barny

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • "Celebrity" chef James Martin is "among the exciting highlights". Just about sums it up! Yaaaaawn.

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    Dictate

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

  • way overpriced, very disappointed and if you like sitting for a couple of hours in a huge traffic queue just nip into sainsburys at longwater and then try to get back out again!

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    citizen

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Have had a wonderful day at the show, no traffic problems at all except when it came to leaving this evening.the members carpark was given priority on exiting, the public carpark didn't move for 40 minutes .totally disgusting get your act together rnaa

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    grom999

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Ref "Bruce87" unfortunately when you are driving a 26ton 34 foot lorry alternatives routes are few and far between with weight and height restrictions.

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    Footyboy16

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Footyboy, a tip for you for tomorrow and for the same days next year. Try using a different route.

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    Bruce87

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Nice to be sitting on the A47 carpark this morning for half an hour, not even going to the show, year after year is the same, a total shutdown of the A47 dual carriageway. The Prices to get in is a rip off, try parking in Sainsburys at Longwater and walking across and finding a hole in the hedge if you do go.

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    Footyboy16

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Hope the delays weren't caused by the same idiots that caused the delays in Yarmouth yesterday. Or indeed who must be the hardest working royal it's been my pleasure to follow during his illustrious career.

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    One Horse Town

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • I would love to take my children to the royal Norfolk show but the prices are so dear and then on top you have to pay for parking. I keep reading that the organizers want to get more families and schools to take part but without special deals for Norfolk people i can't see this happening. No use giving children the day off without an incentive for families to take their children

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    local lass

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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