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Looking back – and forward – at showground

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 01, 2014

This aerial view of the Royal Bath and West Showground gives a unique perspective on the scale of the event

This aerial view of the Royal Bath and West Showground gives a unique perspective on the scale of the event

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2013 saw the 150th Royal Bath and West Show.

The historic event is one of the oldest surviving agricultural shows in England and is the only one to take place over four days.

Founded by the Royal Bath and West of England Society, the first show took place in Taunton in 1852 and then toured the country for more than 100 years before a permanent home was found at Shepton Mallet in 1965.

These images show it from a different perspective – from an aerial shot to a panoramic of the main ring – as well as the cheese judging.

2014 will feature the prestigious British Cheese Awards which are celebrating their coming of age by making their new home at the Royal Bath and West Show. The 21st awards will be held the day before the show opens on Tuesday, May 27, with judging in the morning and the announcement of the winners at the awards dinner that evening.

The 151st show takes place at the showground from May 28 to May 31 and will feature the country's best livestock, trade stands, locally produced food and drink as well as activities for all the family.

Early bird tickets are on sale now at £17 for an adult, £3 for a child or £40 for a family of 2 adults and up to three children and are available until March 31. Advance saver prices from April 1 2014 – May 26 2014 are £19 for an adult, £5 for a child or £48 for a family. Gate prices are £22 adult, £7 child and £55 family.

For more information visit www.bathandwest.com

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