Wayland Show claims record visitor numbers

Wayland Show Organisers said overflow car parks were full for the one-day event on Sunday

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A Norfolk agricultural show, which was cancelled last year after sewage leaked on to the field, is claiming a record attendance this year.

The Wayland Show near Watton lost out on entry fees in 2012 after raw sewage leaked on to the site from a nearby pumping station.

Anglian Water agreed to a £70,000 two-year sponsorship of the show as a result.

Organisers estimate over 15,000 people attended the one-day event this year.

Kate Morfoot, marketing manager on the show's committee, said: "We're thrilled with what we think is a record-breaking turnout and our over-flow car parks were all full.

"It's been well-supported by everyone, including Anglian Water, since the problems last year."

Organisers said previous events had had up to 15,000 visitors.

The show is in its 140th year in its modern incarnation, but organisers claim its origins are in the Watton fayres from the 15th Century.

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