DESPITE the downpour the Corsley Bank Holiday show remained a great success.

Over 3,000 people attended the annual event, which was marking its 100th birthday.

Chairman Olly Hares said: “Our aim was to push the boat at for the 100th show and put on something memorable and we hope we achieved it. The numbers attending means the show is in a strong position for next year.

“The day started with the children’s sports so they could run off some energy. Kids also enjoyed riding on the model steam train, the ferret racing and crazy golf.”

Elsewhere, there were fairground rides, food stalls and charity events including a class that raised £1,000 for the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Mr Hares added: “The major attractions were clearly the astounding skills of the Devils’s Horseman, and the mad lawn mower racers, which received enormous crowds.”

To honour the 100th anniversary of the show, Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire, David Stratton, attended and presented the prizes in the horticulture tent. Children sports winners included Jacob Randolph for the sprint race and Zack Dore in the egg and spoon race.

President Hedley Hares said: “We would like to thank David for his contribution to the show.”

Over 150 cars also attended the event, with car owners coming from far and wide to show off their latest models.

Vehicles chairman Phil Plumb said: “We had an American limousine pick up truck visit our show this year.

“It was great to see more people dressing in the periods of their cars.”

Treasurer Hugh Deed said: “We spent more on the show this year because it was the 100th and it was such a success.”