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The Suffolk Show 2022 got underway yesterday with thousands attending the yearly agricultural show in Trinity Park, Ipswich to discover everything the county has to offer.

As day two commences, here's a look at all the pictures from the first day at the show.

There were a few downpours throughout the day, but the weather didn't spoil the spirits of those that flocked to the showground.

Long Service Award winner, Michael Fincham of Elveden Farms Ltd, presented with his certificate by President David Barker. Picture: Mecha Morton
Long Service Award winner, Michael Fincham of Elveden Farms Ltd, presented with his certificate by President David Barker. Picture: Mecha Morton

Highlights included the long service awards which saw 19 agricultural workers presented with certificates for their service. One of whom was Michael Fincham, a third generation farm worker at Elveden Farms Ltd, near Thetford, who has worked in the industry for 34 years.

A bench was dedicated in memory of John Paton Philip MBE - Principle of Chadacre Agricultural Institute 1958 - 1980. Picture: Mecha Morton
A bench was dedicated in memory of John Paton Philip MBE - Principle of Chadacre Agricultural Institute 1958 - 1980. Picture: Mecha Morton

Mr Fincham said the award ceremony was 'important' for winners and a great way to celebrate those that have dedicated so many years to their industry.

"You don't see it so much now. How many people do you see staying in a job for more than 10 years?," he added.

Crowds gathered to watch the Long Service Awards. Picture: Mecha Morton
Crowds gathered to watch the Long Service Awards. Picture: Mecha Morton
The Suffolk Show 2022 got underway yesterday. Picture: Mecha Morton
The Suffolk Show 2022 got underway yesterday. Picture: Mecha Morton
Private Driving in the ring. Picture: Mecha Morton
Private Driving in the ring. Picture: Mecha Morton

Another award winner was Chris Whatling who was celebrating 62 years at Morton Hall Farms.

He was joined by his wife Caroline and said he hadn't realised it had been so long until he was invited to the event.

David Barker MBE, president of the Suffolk Show. Picture: Mecha Morton
David Barker MBE, president of the Suffolk Show. Picture: Mecha Morton

He said: "All the people we work with on the farms make the job."

The awards were presented by David Barker MBE, president of the Suffolk Show.

The bench remained in the farming area for the rest of the day. Picture: Mecha Morton
The bench remained in the farming area for the rest of the day. Picture: Mecha Morton
Blacksmiths at work. Picture: Mecha Morton
Blacksmiths at work. Picture: Mecha Morton
Old skills alive and well at this year's agricultural show. Picture: Mecha Morton
Old skills alive and well at this year's agricultural show. Picture: Mecha Morton

Also, a commemorative bench was opened in memory of the former Suffolk Show president, John Paton Philip MBE, who died in 2018. The bench remained in the farming area for the rest of the day.

The show jumping drew in large crowds, and attendees could watch horses driving carts and carriages in the rings as well as sheep and cattle judging.

Show Jumping drew in large crowds. Picture: Mecha Morton
Show Jumping drew in large crowds. Picture: Mecha Morton
Spirits remained high at the show despite the weather. Picture: Mecha Morton
Spirits remained high at the show despite the weather. Picture: Mecha Morton
Mr Stanley with Blackbrook Zither. Picture: Mecha Morton
Mr Stanley with Blackbrook Zither. Picture: Mecha Morton
Attendees could watch horses driving carts and carriages in the rings. Picture: Mecha Morton
Attendees could watch horses driving carts and carriages in the rings. Picture: Mecha Morton
Judging getting underway at the show. Picture: Mecha Morton
Judging getting underway at the show. Picture: Mecha Morton

Key events for day two include the long service awards, young handler's competition, Platinum Jubilee Pageant and national anthem. For a full rundown of the first day, click here.