Even weather on a biblical scale failed to dampen the spirits of the estimated 100,000 people who ventured to day two of the 4oth Lambeth Country Show yesterday.
The heavens opened just before 5pm, with an impressive thunderstorm leading to an early end to the event. The much-hyped headliners Aswad were cancelled for safety reasons. In a twist of soggy irony, the reggae and R&B group are perhaps best known for their 1988 hit “Shine”.
As these pictures show, however, the downpour did little to dampen spirits as staff cleared Brockwell Park, and revellers shared smiles and cider as the storm hit.