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Historic show is a major hit with modern visitors
You would have to have been living on a remote island not to have noticed the major developments in technology which are changing the face of the world and the way we live in it.
Views are divided, of course, on the benefits of some aspects of the technology, particularly when it comes to claims about the effects computers, games and mobile phones are having on young people.
People can be baffled, and indeed may fear some of the new gadgets.
Remember the days when claims were made that bad weather was being caused by ‘all those rockets they are sending to the moon’.
But some things, thankfully, never seem to change and there is always a love and great affection for the things of the past.
That is why it is heartwarming to see the predictions of what is set to happen at Otley Show – the oldest one day show in the country.
Thousands of people will be flocking to the 203rd show this weekend – where organisers are sticking to the well tried-and-tested formula that has worked so well in previous years.
The backbone of the show is still classes for animals of varying sizes, local produce and handicrafts – more than 4,000 entries – with some sections up by ten percent.
What a wonderful learning experience for youngsters to be able to get up close to livestock, poultry and small animals.
The organisers are still keen to hear from anyone who can help on the day.
Whatever you chose to do, make sure you go to this show which is a prime example of how the ancient and modern sit more than comfortably together.