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Lancaster Bomber to soar above Shropshire County Show
06 May 2016
by Simon Alton

Visitors to this year’s Shropshire County Show will have their eyes to the skies to catch a glimpse of a very special moment – a flypast from a Lancaster Bomber.
The iconic aeroplane will fly over the West Mid Showground in Shrewsbury on Saturday 28 May, and organisers say it is the “icing on the cake” for what they hope will be one of the best county shows in recent years.
There will be twice as much main ring entertainment than last year, headlined by nationally-acclaimed motorcycle stunt team Broke FMX, along with the Wirral Marching Piping Band, horses and carriages, dog agility and hawk demonstrations.
The show’s Kids Zone will provide a variety of free entertainment for younger visitors, including a BMX track, the animal man, soft play and a hay bale maze, alongside the Taste of the Shires food hall which will showcase the region’s finest food and drink.
Show chairman, Neale Sadler, said: “We are delighted with the line-up for this year’s Shropshire County Show, and the confirmation of the Lancaster Bomber flypast has really been the icing on the cake.
“We have made an effort to take the show back to its roots as a traditional agricultural show but with an extra emphasis on providing fun for all the family. The Kids Zone and Taste of the Shires food area were both really popular last year so we are delighted to welcome them back, and of course there will be the finest breeds of cattle, sheep and poultry on display too.
“Another attraction which is hugely popular is the tractor pulling, which we expect will be a big draw again this year.”
Advance tickets are on sale now, which are cheaper than paying on the day, and children aged 13 and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.
For more information go to www.westmidshowground.com and tickets are also on sale at the Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.