For the first time in its history Helston Fatstock Show took place on a Saturday this weekend.

Crowds of people took up the chance to visit the 148th show, which traditionally has always been held on a Monday.

The change of day was well supported by visitors, with lots of people writing on the show's Facebook page about how much they had enjoyed the show and had been able to visit for the first time.

Taking place once again at Franchis Farm near Wendron, thanks to owner Bob Cowell, there were cattle and sheep assembled for judging, along with farm produce, with entries up on last year.

In the domestic section, which featured crafts, photography and cooking, the Cornish cooking classes in particular attracted a large number of entrants.

Activities for children were provided by local farmers and the NFU with their Information Pod and this year there were also more than 30 craft stalls selling everything from handmade goods in wood, leather and textiles, to jewellery, greetings cards, photographs and produce.

President of the show, Michael Collins, presented the prizes to the winners.

Afterwards, a raffle and auction of items donated by local businesses raised money for the Cornwall Air Ambulance Heli Appeal, the charity chosen by this year’s show president. The total amount raised is still to be announced, but has been described as significant.

A spokesperson for the show committee said that they were very pleased with the increased entries and visitors who came to the Saturday show, even in the wet and windy weather.

Special Prize Winners. Cattle - Special Prize by 2018 president Mr M Collins for Best Bullock in Show: N & E Bunkum; 1938 Presidents Trophy for the Best Bullock in Show: N & E Bunkum; Best Beast of opposite sex to Champion: A M C Eddy; Best Beast in Show fed and bred by exhibitor: N & E Bunkum; Best exhibit in the Show of the opposite sex to winner, home bred and led by the Exhibitor: A M C Eddy; Reserve Champion of the Show: A M C Eddy; Best steer / heifer under 560kg: A M C Eddy; Best steer / heifer over 560kg: Claire Grigg; Best Baby Beef Exhibit: A M C Eddy; Best Pure Bred Steer or Heifer: A M C Eddy; Best Pure Non-Continental Steer or Heifer: N & O Penellum; Best Pure British Native Breed Exhibit excluding South Devon): Feur Hinkley. Sheep - Best pair of butchers lambs: G & S Renfree; Best pair of breeding ewe lambs: G & S Renfree; Best single butchers lamb: G & S Renfree; Best single breeding ewe lamb: Rewan Coad; Overall Supreme Champion: Rewan Coad; Most Points in Sheep Section: G & S Renfree. YFC - YFC Beef Stock Judging: J Kitto; YFC Points Judging Cup: Rachel Benney. Produce - Best Exhibit Roots, Hay, Corn: M Osborne; Best Corn: A Lawrence; Best Exhibit: M Osborne; Highest Points: W F Gluyas & Son; Best exhibit of cauliflower: D Thomas; Best facepack cauliflower: O Penrose & Son; Most points (Fruit & Vegetables): T Christophers. Domestic - Home Produce most points: J Blackburn; Home Produce best in section: L Eggle; Most points in home produce Classes 61-83: Caroline Hosken; Cornish Section most points: Emma Harris; Floral Art Best in Section: D Ayres; Floral Art Most points: D Ayres; YFC Section Most points: E Hosken; YFC Best in Section: L Curnow; YFC Cookery age 11-15 Most points: C Gilbert; Photographs Best in section: M Russell; Photographs Most points in section: S Whitney; Eggs most points: R Thomas; Handicraft most points: J Chamberlain; Handicraft best in section: A Kettle.