Knights won the day at Emley Show

Emley Show'Photograph by Chris Hodgson

Emley Show'Photograph by Chris Hodgson

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JOUSTING knights, showjumping and a vintage tractor parade drew thousands of people to Emley Show.

Animal-lovers enjoyed successful horse and dog displays, donkey and ferret-racing at the 119th annual show.

Emley Show'Photograph by Chris Hodgson

Emley Show'Photograph by Chris Hodgson

And the main attraction, a colourful jousting performance by the Knights of the Damned, was well-received as the sun shone down on Emley Moor.

A tractor parade, live music, a craft fair and food hall also entertained families on Saturday.

Show secretary Sue Britton said the show was better attended than ever.

She said: “There were so many people queuing to get in.

Emley Show'Photograph by Chris Hodgson

Emley Show'Photograph by Chris Hodgson

“It was a lovely event. The weather was a bit iffy in the morning but the sun came out and we had a brilliant afternoon.

“The dog show was a great success and children’s races caused a bit of amusement.

“Everyone seemed to have a great time and really enjoyed the knights which were our main attraction.”

There were more than 100 sheep entries, and a display of weaving which showed how the wool is taken from the sheep and woven into clothing.

And people came from across the country to take part in hamster classes.

Olympic torchbearer Glyn Carter, the secretary at Skelmanthorpe United Junior Football Club, brought along his Olympic torch.

And there was a performance by Emley Brass Band.

Pictures courtesy of Chris Hodgson (CH) and Emley Show 
Committee (ESC)