PHOTO GALLERY: Thrills and high drama at great Heckington Show weekend

Records are expected to have tumbled at this year’s 149th Heckington Show.

Records are expected to have tumbled at this year’s 149th Heckington Show.

149th Heckington Show. Lucy Heath and 4 Paws Display Team. Lucy Heath with Trip Hazard. EMN-160108-122446001

149th Heckington Show. Lucy Heath and 4 Paws Display Team. Lucy Heath with Trip Hazard. EMN-160108-122446001

Thousands of visitors packed into the showground to see thrills and spills in the cycle races and more than 235 runners in the 10 mile road race.

There was fast action from the scurry racing and nostalgia from a First World War display on horseback with a working replica tank to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Trick riding and breath-taking horsemanship was delivered by Atkinson’s Action Horses.

There was Lincolnshire livestock and delicious delicacies and, unlike last year, was plenty of sunshine and blue skies.

Show chairman Charles Pinchbeck said: “It’s incredible, there are thousands and thousands of people literally from all over the world. I was having a chat with a man from Australia and he thinks this is the best show in the northern hemisphere.”

After a ‘fantastic’ turn out on the Sunday, Charles added: “Early indications are that it could be another record year.”

Thousands were on their feet dancing at Saturday night’s concert to Sleaford Concert Band, Daz Carter and a fantastic Abba tribute show by Waterloo Live with a brilliant firework finale.

Planning is well under way for next year’s special 150th show. Charles said: “It will be something absolutely amazing.”