The crowds flocked to the Royal Show on Friday and Saturday, at Knockaloe Farm in Patrick, on what turned out to be two of the hottest days of the year.

Adding a new vehicle entrance to the showground also worked well for getting everyone in and out and there was certainly plenty to see and do. Flights on the Yellow Helicopter were popular with the clear skies meaning great views from up in the air; Isle of Play kept the kids busy and everybody loved seeing the baby piglets.

You could also ride with the Land Rover Experience Display Team as they put their vehicles through their paces on a mobile course designed to display their abilities off-road.

The main ring had plenty of entertainment too, including the Isle of Man Pony Club games display and the Paul Hannam Quad Bike Stunt Show. Paul performed a series of daredevil moves and jumps, the most spectacular being the flying leap over a 4x4 pick up and a John Deere tractor. Then there was all the usual livestock showing, dog agility, sheep shearing and milking displays.

The Lieutenant Governor Sir John Lorimer attended the show to present the trophies. He also started the Manx Fell Runners Fell Race, the first time it has been held at the show, with the runners setting off from the main ring and going up to the top of Peel Hill and back.

Show secretary, Carol Kennaugh, said: ‘We were very happy with the visitor support we received in spite of the heat.’