Suffolk Show 2022: All the pictures from day one
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.