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South Suffolk Show is cancelled due to continuing uncertainty over Covid-19 lockdown exit

An agricultural show held annually in Ampton has been cancelled for a second year due to continuing uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

It is only the fourth time in the South Suffolk Show's history the event has not taken place over two consecutive years: shows were canncelled from 1914-22 due to World War One; from 1931-35 due to the depression and from 1939-45 due to World War Two.

The trustees of the South Suffolk Agricultural Association delayed this year’s decision for as long as possible in hopes the event might still go ahead and considered holding it on June 26/27 – the last possible weekend before harvest.

Jim Mann, chairman, said continuing with plans to hold the 2021 show was 'just too risky' at this stage.

The association is now planning next year's South Suffolk Show, scheduled for May 8, 2022.

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