DISPLAYS of archery, dog obedience and wood carving were all part of the annual Five Parishes Show.

Visitors to the event enjoyed performances by the Medieval Combat Society and saw displays by birds of prey.

They were also treated to exhibitions from Tendring Dog Agility Display and members of the Colchester Model Flying Club.

Organiser Sally Abbott said: “It’s been an absolutely fantastic day and there’s been a steady stream of people arriving since about 10.30am.

“We’ve been trying to keep people entertained in the main ring, but there’s also been a separate ring for the medieval combat, which has been popular.

“They’ve been doing archery and sword fighting, and we’ve had dog agility and dog obedience stuff too.”

The event, at Fingringhoe Ranges on Sunday, also featured the traditional county show produce and jam making competitions.

Mrs Abbott added: “I think a lot of people are now growing their own stuff and taking an interest in making jams.

“There has been a lot more interest in the produce side of things, which is great.”

Children were kept entertained with bouncy castles and slides and various charities had fundraising stalls.