In pictures: Thousands turn out for college's annual open weekend

In pictures: Thousands turn out for college's annual open weekend

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Nick Mayo

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In pictures: Thousands turn out for college's annual open weekend

More than 17,000 people headed along to Berkshire College of Agriculture's (BCA) annual showcase near Maidenhead.

The popular event took place at the Burchetts Green venue on Saturday and yesterday.

Even more visitors than last year enjoyed a host of attractions with the new Scottish wildcats attracting a good share of the attention.

 

 

Sarah Irving, marketing director at BCA, said: "We were 40 per cent up on yesterday to 7,000 visitors and today topping 10,000 so 17,000 plus which is amazing and it is just so lovely to see so many families and people enjoying themselves."

It is a working weekend for the BCA students in each of their respective areas from lambing to hair and beauty.

Activities going on included the Royal Counties Festival of Strength, tractor rides, ferret racing, falconry, sheepdog and duck displays, a fun dog show and sheep shearing.

There was also lots of fundraising for different charities, with the Dogs Trust the main recipient from the event.

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