More than 10,000 people descended on Ulting for the diamond anniversary Doe Show at Ernest Doe’s headquarters.

The Doe Show first launched in 1960 and has become a firm fixture, appealing to professionals, enthusiasts and the local community.

The 2020 event was overseen by new managing director Angus Doe, who took over the role from his father Colin this year.

A spokesman said: “Angus took the opportunity to engage with customers and suppliers throughout the three days, reporting that it was an extremely well attended event and feedback from both customers and suppliers had been very positive.

“The weather was extremely kind, and visitors enjoyed what must have been the longest run of dry weather we have had since last autumn.”

Visitors enjoyed the new Tech and Innovation Centre where they got to try out a virtual reality chainsaw and an F1 simulator.

There was also live music from the Mangled Worzels, dozens of machinery demonstrations, and competitions.

Phillip Lovegrove, of Mown Lawns based in Mayland, won a free Stihl cordless chainsaw and five-year-old Ben Scurlock from Chelmsford won the colouring competition and chose a toy tractor from the store as his prize.

A special one-of-a-kind Diamond White tractor, made for the show, was snapped up by a buyer within an hour of the event opening.