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Derbyshire County Show cancelled due to flooding

Wet weather has forced the cancellation of this year’s Derbyshire County Show.

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Organisers of the 137th event said heavy rain in recent days had meant car parks were waterlogged and ground conditions were poor across the showground.

 

Derbyshire Agricultural and Horticultural Society chairman Edward Hicklin said it was with ‘great sadness and regret’ that the organisation had been left with no other choice but to pull the plug on Sunday’s event (June 26).

 

“The society council feels it would not be safe or responsible to hold the show given the amount of traffic that staging the event generates before, during and after the event,” said Mr Hicklin, adding the move would have ‘deep implications’ for the future of the society.

 

“The society realise this will have implications for members of the public who have purchased pre-show tickets and it is our intention that these tickets be saved and will remain valid for the 2017 show, or they can be returned to the secretary for a refund of the face value.”

 

The society will contact show exhibitors during the next few days with more specific information.

 

Mr Hicklin added: “This cancellation has deep implications for the future of the society and once we have had a chance to settle the accounts after this, more information will follow but we would ask that for now everyone reading this will pass on the fact that we have had to cancel the Show and wish us well for the future.”

 

It comes after Todmorden Agricultural Show (June 18) in West Yorkshire was cancelled due to concerns over flooding.


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