THE 100th Arthington Show has been hailed a 'resounding success'.

The centennial event drew big crowds to Pool-in-Wharfedale on Sunday, July 2 where they were treated to fly-pasts by vintage aircraft.

The show's traditional attractions, including displays of livestock, horses and ponies and produce also proved a hit - as did the children's races and arena events including Terrier racing.

Special guests on the day, meanwhile, included the Lord Mayor of Leeds Councillor Jane Dowson and the 609 (West Riding) Squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

The show's Vice Chairman Ryan Dowling said: "I am delighted that the event has been so successful and proved to be such a wonderful day for all the family."

A show spokeswoman added: "The 100th show was a resounding success.

"To open in the morning an Avro Anson (BAE systems) aircraft performed a fly-past, twice, while international opera singer and performer Lucy L'mont performed her repertoire of patriotic songs.

"Then in the afternoon the crowds were treated to the spectacular sight of a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire performing a fly-past three times.

"It was an amazing attraction that appropriately helped the show mark this celebratory milestone.

"The displays, demonstrations and entertainment, coupled with the sunny weather, attracted huge crowds throughout.

"And we had a record number of entries in the produce tent while this year the standard in the children's categories was particularly high.

"Similarly, the competitions for livestock and horses was well represented."

Organised by Arthington, Bramhope, Pool and District Horticultural and Agricultural Society, the show was held on fields just north of Pool Bridge.

The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Pool resident Councillor Jane Dowson, said: “A big congratulations to the Arthington Show on its 100th anniversary.

“As a local girl I’ve attended many shows and I can honestly say this was the best one ever.

“I would like to extend a big thankyou to the organisers for all their hard work and to the visitors who came out in their thousands to see the stalls and exhibits.”