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Stunning climax to Eye Show

PUBLISHED: 12:00 31 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:20 16 September 2010

the Red Arrows

the Red Arrows

Adam Gretton

Thousands of eyes turned to the skies yesterday as nine red jets punched through the broken cloud for the climax of one of the region's biggest country shows.

Thousands of eyes turned to the skies yesterday as nine red jets punched through the broken cloud for the climax of one of the region's biggest country shows.

Organisers were beaming with delight as thousands of people flocked to Goodrich Park for a sunny end to the Eye Show and Country Fair, which was again graced by a display from the famous Red Arrows.

The RAF aerobatic display team thrilled crowds for the final day of the charitable show, which attracts around 30,000 to the farmland at Palgrave, near Diss.

Attendances were much higher yesterday following the downpours of Sunday, which caused many visitors to stay away.

Show director Tim Seeley said he was grateful for the sunny weather.

“We do know that we were well under half on what we expect on a Sunday, but today [Monday] feels like a very good second day. We have been a two day show for 20 years, but people's habits remain and most come on the bank holiday Monday. Our gates have been really steady from 9.15am,” he said.

Mr Seeley said that visitors were driving from across the region to the 95th Eye Show and to see the ever-popular Eye Arrows. He added that all the profits from the event will, as always, be distributed to local charities.

“We know our place in the show market; we are a family show. The Kangaroos gymnastic display team had a phenomenal reception, the Mega Minis stunt show had big crowds and the live music has gone down really well,” he said.


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