The Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Can you spot yourself in our gallery?

Selfie time at the Royal Norfolk Show for pupils from Falcon Junior School. Picture: Ian Burt

Selfie time at the Royal Norfolk Show for pupils from Falcon Junior School. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The first day of The Royal Norfolk Show 2017 has drawn to a close and despite the rain, tens of thousands of visitors headed out to the showground to enjoy the opening today - were you one of them?

Royal Norfolk Show 2017, day one. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Royal Norfolk Show 2017, day one. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Organisers said the event 'held up well' despite the rain creating some challenging conditions throughout the morning.

Annabelle Royal (10) and Alice Marjoram (10) braving the rain at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ia

Annabelle Royal (10) and Alice Marjoram (10) braving the rain at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Estimates are that more than 70mm of rain (2.75 inches) has fallen on the Costessey showground since Tuesday afternoon.

Jeremy and Sarah Wales with children Suki and Barnaby at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017.

Jeremy and Sarah Wales with children Suki and Barnaby at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Around 80,000 people are expected to visit the event, which is now in its 155th year, over the two-day period.

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
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The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Show director, Mark Nicholas, said: 'The show ground has been really busy and lots of people have refused to let the weather get the better of them.'

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Day one. The Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Jane Hedges, president of the Ro

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Day one. The Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Jane Hedges, president of the Royal Norfolk Show accepting a cheque from MD of Woodforde's Brewery Rupert Farquharson. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017


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He added: 'The forecast is looking good for tomorrow and the great thing is that we run all of this again.

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Day one. The Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Jane Hedges, president of the Ro

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Day one. The Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Jane Hedges, president of the Royal Norfolk Show accepting a cheque from MD of Woodforde's Brewery Rupert Farquharson. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

'Tomorrow is also really important as we have the climax of the show, which is the show stoppers community choir and I'm sure that will draw in a lot of people.'

Grey Partridge award presentation to Andrew Taylor-Balls and Kevin Bowes by Justin Ripman at the Roy

Grey Partridge award presentation to Andrew Taylor-Balls and Kevin Bowes by Justin Ripman at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017 Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

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• Did you attend the Royal Norfolk Show today? Let us know what you thought in the comments below.

Easton and Otley - day one at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: John Nice

Easton and Otley - day one at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: John Nice - Credit: John Nice

St Williams Primary School pupils in the Discovery Zone the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt

St Williams Primary School pupils in the Discovery Zone the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
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The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Royal Norfolk Show 2017, day one. Jimmy Doherty. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Royal Norfolk Show 2017, day one. Jimmy Doherty. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
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The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show.
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The Showstoppers Choir have their final rehearsal before performing at the Royal Norfolk Show. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Lara Cakebread, who was showing cattle at the show, pictured before heading

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Lara Cakebread, who was showing cattle at the show, pictured before heading to her school prom at Dunston Hall. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Kettle Chips managing director Ashley Hicks in the food hall at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017.
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Kettle Chips managing director Ashley Hicks in the food hall at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Lisa and Kate Groom at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017
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Lisa and Kate Groom at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017 Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Julie and Poppy Cole at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017
Picture: Nick Butcher

Julie and Poppy Cole at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017 Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Pictured are the winners of the Heygates Country Feeds Beef Interbreed Comp

Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Pictured are the winners of the Heygates Country Feeds Beef Interbreed Competition (from left) Victoria Bowring, Katie Burgess, Chris Beck, Wendy Laight and Will Ludgate. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Lawrence Frohn, business manager at Hillfarm Oils in Heveningham, at the UEA tent at the Royal Norfo

Lawrence Frohn, business manager at Hillfarm Oils in Heveningham, at the UEA tent at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Picture: Bethany Whymark - Credit: Archant

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Day one. The Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Jane Hedges, president of the Ro

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Day one. The Dean of Norwich, the Very Rev Jane Hedges, president of the Royal Norfolk Show accepting a cheque from MD of Woodforde's Brewery Rupert Farquharson. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Elena Lopes with Scooby at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017
Picture: Nick Butcher

Elena Lopes with Scooby at the Royal Norfolk Show 2017 Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Good crowds at the Royal Norfolk Show despite the bad weather.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Good crowds at the Royal Norfolk Show despite the bad weather. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Steward, Flynn Hamilton caught one of the hounds that escaped from the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfo

Steward, Flynn Hamilton caught one of the hounds that escaped from the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Pictured are the winners of the Heygates Country Feeds Beef Interbreed Comp

Royal Norfolk Show 2017: Pictured are the winners of the Heygates Country Feeds Beef Interbreed Competition (from left) Victoria Bowring, Katie Burgess, Chris Beck, Wendy Laight and Will Ludgate. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The Band of the Parachute Regiment performing in a stand of the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show

The Band of the Parachute Regiment performing in a stand of the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Royal Norfolk Show 2017. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Falcon Junior School pupils having fun at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt

Falcon Junior School pupils having fun at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Steward, Flynn Hamilton caught one of the hounds that escaped from the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfo

Steward, Flynn Hamilton caught one of the hounds that escaped from the Grand Ring at the Royal Norfolk Show. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

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