THIS year’s Bedwellty Agricultural Show was “really successful”, organisers have said, marking the 140th anniversary of this popular show.

For the second year, the agricultural show returned to Llancaiach Fawr on Saturday, with an array of displays and activities on offer for all the family.

Organiser Glyn Davies said the agricultural show went “really well” and estimated that up to 3,000 had attended.

“It has been really successful,” he said. “For the last 45 years, I have been involved in the show.

“It is getting more and more difficult due to rules and regulations, but it is important to keep it going to recognise the importance of the rural and food producers.”

Mr Davies thanked everybody for their support, saying they had a lot of champions from the Royal Welsh Show joining them.

At the show, there were a number of things to see and enjoy, including a range of food, craft and other trade stands.

A climbing wall, children’s rides and even a family dog show were also popular features of the show.

From pigs to sheep and from chickens to horses, there were plenty of furry friends for animal lovers to enjoy.

Dilys Owens, of Caerphilly, was at the show with her daughter and two great-grandchildren.

The 81-year-old said: “We have not seen all of it yet, but it is really good – even the kids are very interested.

“It is educational for the children, my great-granddaughter had never seen a sheep dog before today.”

Mrs Owens said she had not been to the show for a few years, but that they have been to the Machen agricultural show for the last couple of years.

Mavis Burke, a volunteer at Mount Pleasant Baptist church, in Blackwood, was at the agricultural show with Churches Together.

The volunteer said: “This is the third year we come to the show and it is good way for us to get the message out that churches welcome everyone.

“We have been really busy, people enjoy coming to see us.”

At the marquee, refreshments and cakes were on sale. They also had entertainment such a puppet show and crafts. All the money raised goes to the churches, Mrs Burke said.