The Tavistock Country Show - May 2000

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One of Tavistock's annual events is a country show, featuring show jumping, working dogs, a falconry display, clay pigeon shooting, vintage and PVT motor cars and a miscellany of stalls selling more-or-less country pusuits-related goods. This year, there was even a political stall by the Torridge & West Devon Conservative Association.

Having just relinquished the Mayoralty, I had time to visit the show in the morning and take some pictures, before going on to beat the parish bounds in the afternoon. This was a busy day!

The Tavistock Show - Sunday 28 May 2000

The showground - rather cold and windswept this year!
Some early arrivals.
Show jumping competitors waiting to compete...
... and one clearing the fence.
Our political friends competing with a high wind.
The Conservative PPC, Geoffrey Cox.
An unusual motor car - a Morris Isis...
... complete with thermometer mascot.
The clouds threaten rain.

In fact, apart from a couple of heavy but short-lived showers, the day was fine, if cold. An enjoyable time was had by all, and the show was accounted a success.
Photographs copyright © 2000 R W Mathew.


Updated 28 May 2000