More than 20,000 enjoyed a feast of fun at a popular 2 day show in Wolverhampton.

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The Wolverhampton and Black Country Show was held at West Park on Saturday and Sunday (12 and 13 July) featuring a host of new attractions and old favourites.

BBC also brought its World War One at Home tour event to the show, featuring guest appearances from actor Larry Lamb and Black Country pop mogul Pete Waterman and a host of war related activities.

This year's show also marked Black Country Day, prompting a change of name for the event while proudly flying the flag for the region.

Around 12,000 came through the turnstiles on Saturday, which is 500 more than attended last year.

Bad weather had an effect on Sunday's attendance but still saw around 8,500 brave the elements to have fun.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "We are delighted to see so many people attended the show and had a great time.

"The feedback our team has received so far is very positive and they enjoyed all that was going on.

"We are also very pleased that the BBC event was very popular with people of all ages enjoying the activities. The BBC has told us this was one of the best shows they had put on and that we were one of the best councils to work with.

"I am thrilled that we passed the 20,000 visitor mark because the event displayed the city at its very best."

Other features during the weekend included the Signal 107 Sound Stage, which hosted a variety of live acts throughout the weekend, and the Bank's Beer Festival.

Old favourites included the monster trucks, Boldog Lings Free Style Motorcross Team and the Puppet Marquee.

  • released: Wednesday 16 July, 2014