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It's showtime! All the fun of the fair.

STOKESLEY Show has been a key fixture in the North Yorkshire calendar since 1859 and we've found some fantastic photos of its history.

From giant veg to rides and animals a plenty, these pages have it all.

But it's not just Stokesley folk who know how to have a good time as the picture, below, from Great Ayton Carnival in 1926 shows.

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Hundreds of visitors gather for Great Ayton's carnival in 1926, above, while proud owners get their animals ready at Stokesley Show, below and left

The crowds gather for Stokesley Show in 1963, above

The bustle of the show ring as the ponies step out to impress the judges in 1970

Brian Connolly putting final touches to the 'Cyclone', at the fair on High Street, Stokes-ley, in 1978. The fair is traditionally held before the agricultural show each year

The show was a much smaller affair in 1908, as this picture shows, above

George Wood, of Lingdale, and his dog Glen take part in the 1979 sheep trials at Stokesley Show, right

Joely Clark, from Linthorpe, gets a good look at some prize-winning carrots at Stokesley Show in 2005, above

Darren Milburn, giving his uncle's Cleveland Bays a last minute brush down in 1989
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Feb 22, 2014
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