Shrewsbury Live a monster success!

Thousands of people turned out to help make a brand new event in Shrewsbury a monster success!

Shrewsbury Live took place at the Greenhous West Mid Showground on Sunday with many people taking advantage of the extra family fun day on the Shropshire calendar.

The biggest attraction proved to be the monster trucks - making a popular return to the showground following their visit at last year’s Shropshire County Show.

Ian Bebbington, chief executive of the Shropshire and West Midlands Agricultural Society, who organised the event, said: “It proved to be a great day’s entertainment and well worth putting on - everyone seemed to be having a good time.

“We didn’t take the decision to put on this extra event until relatively late so we are pleased so many people turned out to support us and it’s something we are already thinking about keeping on the calendar next year.

“Our aim was to stage something the whole family would be interested in and attend together - it was certainly well received and turned out to be very successful.

“Not surprisingly, everyone was keen on seeing the monster trucks, they are always a big draw wherever they appear and Big Pete and Grim Reaper did not disappoint when they took over the main ring.

“Guido Louis Equestrian Stunt Team and the Extreme Mountain Bike Show were also very popular, turning in some memorable performances to entertain the crowds during the course of the day.

“A good many took advantage of our advanced ticket sales offer which meant there were no bottlenecks on show day and people didn’t have to wait for any length of time to get in. It’s a good idea logistically as well as offering a discount to our visitors.

“Children loved the funfair, all the trade stands were kept busy during the day and buskers kept people entertained.

“With the school holidays in full swing, Shrewsbury Live gave people the chance to keep the youngsters occupied, while having a great day out at a reasonable price - with, hopefully, the whole family enjoying the experience.”