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New Show Director dresses to impress

New Show Director dresses to impress

Published at 2:57pm 1st March 2016. (Updated at 5:16pm 1st March 2016)

Tickets have gone on sale for the 158th Great Yorkshire Show.

And in what organisers are calling a "style first", the Yorkshire Agricultural Society has unveiled its new limited edition tweed jacket.

The jacket, along with a matching scarf, incorporates the Society’s colours of green and gold, and the exclusive design is aptly called the Great Yorkshire Tweed.

The limited edition jackets - only 300 have been commissioned - will be on show and available to buy at England’s premier agricultural event, which runs from Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 July.

Although the jackets can be ordered, they will not be available until June, but Show Director Charles Mills - in his first year in the role - has provided a sneak preview, wearing the first of the 300.

Among the quirky details, 'Yorkshire Born and Bred' is woven under the collar, whilst the county’s iconic white rose features in the jacket label and also on a lapel pin.

Charles said: "What could be finer than having our own tweed, though of course you don't have to be born and bred in Yorkshire to wear it! 

"And it will feature on the catwalk at the Great Yorkshire Show, though I definitely won't be doing the modelling!"

Charles Mills

Charles Mills, Show Director of the Great Yorkshire Show, as tickets for this year's event go on sale

This year's Great Yorkshire Show is expecting more visitors than ever.

As well as the 8,000 livestock entries, features include a live robotic milking exhibition, providing a unique opportunity to see how technology is changing the face of modern dairy farming.

In addition, the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society is holding its Summer National Show.

The showground’s new £10 million Hall 1 will also make its debut as a food emporium.

It will be the setting for the Great Yorkshire Cheese and Dairy Show, as well as a food theatre and food show.

Other attractions include displays by the motorcycle display team Bolddog Lings, international showjumping, a Garden Show, Art Show, a new look to the Country Pursuits and Forestry Areas, and more than 1,300 stands with everything from jacuzzis to combine harvesters on display.

More information at www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk