BEST IN SHOW

The first recorded agricultural show was held in Lancashire in 1768. Since then, they have become an important part of life in rural towns and villages across the UK since the 1800s. Shows vary in size from small, one-day events to huge shows lasting three days or more. However, the long-term future of some agriculture shows is under pressure due to changes within the farming industry.

After attending the Bakewell Show in 2017, when heavy rain put the future of the event in doubt, Sarah set out to photograph the shows in the North of England, to give an insight into the characters and animals that frequent the fields and marquees. Her book, Showfield, was the result.