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Tendring Show set to celebrate ‘magic of farming’

PUBLISHED: 10:10 20 June 2018

Cattle on display at the Tendring Show, Lawford House Park, Manningtree Picture: GREGG BROWN

Cattle on display at the Tendring Show, Lawford House Park, Manningtree Picture: GREGG BROWN

Tendring Show-goers will be celebrating the magic of farming this year as growers reveal the hi-tech techniques which help them to produce the best crops.

Tendring Show-goers watching the ring spectacles unfold Picture: GREGG BROWNTendring Show-goers watching the ring spectacles unfold Picture: GREGG BROWN

Up to 20,000 people are expected to descend on Lawford House Park, near Manningtree, for the 103rd annual Tendring Hundred Show on Saturday, July 14.

This year’s president is Essex farmer Jack Jiggins, whose family has been a long-time supporter of the event. He has been involved for more than 50 years.

The first show was held in 1899 and has become an important event in the local calendar, maintaining its strong agricultural heritage with large displays of agricultural machinery and livestock.

Tendring Hundred Farmers’ Club chairman Johnnie Jiggins said: “This year’s theme celebrates the magic of farming. We will explore everything from how we produce our food from a seed in the ground, how we use satellites and new technology to control machinery, to the wonders of new life on the farm. It’s set to be another great show with lots of new attractions and our team of volunteers working as hard as ever to prepare the showground for the day.”

Titan the Robot entertains the crowds at the Tendring Show Picture: GREGG BROWNTitan the Robot entertains the crowds at the Tendring Show Picture: GREGG BROWN

Among the attractions are extreme balance sport slacklining, cycling displays from 3Sixty, Titan the Robot, and Richard Savory’s popular Sheep Show and sheep racing. There will also be a chance to meet Jemma Woodwiss and Laura Rix before they attempt a record-breaking row across the Atlantic for charity later this year in their ‘Whale of a Time’ boat.

In the family theme area, Hasty’s Adventure Farm, farmers will be showing how they use the countryside to grow food. The Food Pavilion and Street Food area will celebrate regional food and local producers with a new-look chef demonstration area.

There will also be an art show and lifestyle area featuring bespoke furniture, fabrics and rugs and designer clothers, and an education and outdoor activity area, representing more than 30 local schools and institutions.

Main ring displays include new vintage and modern farming machinery displays, the ‘Farming on the Move’ agricultural machinery show, the fast moving scurry, hound parade and vintage cars.

Visit for reduced rate tickets and to claim a free child’s ticket when purchasing online.

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