Attendance up at Royal Cornwall

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The Royal Cornwall Show attracted close to a record attendance last week with 126,256 people visiting over the three days.

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This is the fourth highest attendance in the show’s 222-year history and represents a 9,535 increase on last year’s figure.

Show secretary, Christopher Riddle, welcomed the news and put it down to a combination of factors.

“Perfect weather and a wide range of things to see and do has obviously played its part in the success but there is so much more to take into consideration,” he said.

He pointed to the varied line-up of entertainment hosted in the main ring and across the showground, which attracted large numbers of spectators.

There were reports of delays leaving the showground on Saturday evening, which Riddle said will be investigated.

He said: “The sheer volume of traffic leaving the show on the final evening caused delays for some people leaving the event; we’ll be working hard in conjunction with our traffic management contractor to make sure this is doesn’t happen in the future.”

Plans are already underway for next year’s show, which takes place June 9-11.