THE annual two-day Wirral Show - by far the largest event of its kind to be held on the peninsula - takes place this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, July 10/11) on New Brighton seafront.

Organised by the Rotary, Lions and Round Table Clubs of Wallasey, and sponsored this year by the New Wallasey Regeneration, the Summer spectacular is again expected to attract about 50,000 visitors each day.

And they will be entertained by a packed programme of events, one of the highlights of which will be on Saturday, when the Royal Marines stage a mock battle to show how to repel an offshore attack.

This year's Wirral Show - the event is now ranked as one of the top three of its kind in the country - promises to be a fitting tribute to the Millennium now ending.

Not only will it feature a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - including, among others, World War Two flying legends, the Spitfire and Hurricane - but it will also offer spectators an exciting glimpse, on both days, of Cossack trick riding.

Marching bands, a display by an RAF Jump Harrier, Moto Stunts International and the world famous RAF Falcons sky diving team also feature in the blockbuster programme.

The main show arena will feature many favourite attractions as well as new ones and, of course, the popular fairground will be there, too!

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