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Thousands attend New Forest Show
The New Forest Show
The show has events tailored for all age groups
Thousands of people have attended the first day of the annual New Forest Show in Hampshire.

It is the first show since the hunting grounds became the UK's smallest national park and the first park of its kind in England for 50 years.

The three-day event is a celebration of traditional country pursuits, crafts, produce and entertainment.

It has been taking place since 1921 and highlights this year include show jumping and ferret and sheep racing.

Countryside features and woodland activities can also be seen in progress including thatching, lumberjack sports, chain saw sculpture and demonstrations of modern forestry techniques.

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the show over the three days.

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