ALL creatures great and small flocked to Burrs Country Park as the countryside rolled into town for Bury Agricultural Show.

The event, one of the biggest on the town's social calendar, was back after covid forced its cancellation this time last year.

Judging by the capacity crowd, people were delighted it was back.

Now in its 77th year, it is the only agricultural show Greater Manchester.

Alongside the sheep, heavy horses, donkeys and farrier classes, there was the ever popular fun dog show.

Bury Times: Bury Agricultural Show. Picture by Danny Crompton

Other attractions included “On the Edge” motorcycle stunt team, The Holcombe Hunt, Little Nippers Terrier Scurry and Mr Alexander, a magician- uni cycle rider and illusionist) and a fun fair.

The rural craft marquee had locals offering their own wide range of bespoke goods whilst the outdoor trade stalls offered everything from jams and chutneys, sweets and cheeses, marshmallows and soap and beauty products.

A number of charity stalls were also present including MacMillan, Woodlands Trust, Dogs Trust and Lancashire Wildlife.

Bury Times: Bury Agricultural Show the Best Stall Winner Mrs Emma Walker Hughes of The Chilli Jam Man . Picture by Danny Crompton

Karen Southwell from the organising committee told The Bury Times: "It was a fabulous day.

"We were working under covid restrictions and we had a compliance officer at the event and it went perfectly.

"We had a few hiccups as we could only take card payment and the wif-fi went down for a bit, which is not surprising as we were out in the country!

"This was our 77th show and I think it was what people needed, the opportunity to get out and enjoy time with thiehr families. I heard in passing that in some cases grandchildren had not seen their grandparents for sometime."

Work now begins on next year's show when hopefully covid restrictions will be lifted.