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The Suffolk Show from a woman's angle

What attracts women to visit a County Show? A “guess the weight of the pig” competition? Or a “Woman’s Weekly” fashion parade?

Lifestyle show 1973 6 mins

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Anglia TV showcase some of the activities that might interest women, in particular, at the Suffolk Show in Ipswich. Activities such as ‘guess the weight of the pig’, or agricultural machinery displays are typical at County Shows, but it is the Woman’s Weekly fashion parade at the Suffolk Show that is a growing attraction, in addition to the many demonstrations of traditional craft work, including throwing pottery, stained glass decorating, and macrami.