THOUSANDS of people will attend the 175th Romsey Show this weekend. Here, the Daily Echo takes a look back at a show from the past.

With a scorching summer in 1989, local beekeepers were blessed with a bumper harvest of honey.

Officials from Romsey and District Beekeeping Association said the year’s display of entries were the best they could remember – the bee’s knees in fact – with the overall award going to Paul Barrow.

But it wasn’t just honey and bee enthusiasts who congregated on Broadlands that Saturday – 26,500 people made their way through the gate, despite early morning drizzle and nearby road closures.

Despite a great summer, September 9 was a wet and grey day. The rain was only light, having no effect on the show’s proceedings.

The crew of St John’s Ambulance felt the cold, borrowing a heater from their neighbouring stallholders Calor Gas, allowing them to treat casualties in comfort.

The majority of the injuries came in the form of wasp stings – they were out in force that day.

There were of course the usual equestrian, cattle and beef events, all watched by the thronging crowds.