Gallery - Boss: Rain won't stop the show

DRIZZLE and grey skies have so far failed to dampen the spirits of the thousands of visitors who have flocked to the opening morning of the Suffolk Show.

Elliot Furniss

DRIZZLE and grey skies have so far failed to dampen the spirits of the thousands of visitors who have flocked to the opening morning of the Suffolk Show.

Show executive director Chris Bushby said with extra investment in the access roads at the site and a well-prepared team of stewards, the event could withstand whatever mother nature threw at it.

He said: “The team of stewards are all well-skilled in knowing how to put the show on, whatever the conditions.


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“We found that the car parks were very busy and if you look at the number of people already inside, a lot of them arrived very early - we couldn't believe how many cars were already in.

“People have dressed for the day and weather forecasting has got so much better. Yesterday morning it was pouring and very different to today - but we're not having any problems at all.”

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He said the predictions were for a brighter afternoon today and a dry day tomorrow.

An extra �75,000 has been invested into improving the roads and infrastructure around the Suffolk showground site and Mr Bushby said after last year's show a series of changes had been made to make this year's event run even more smoothly.

He said: “There were 200 points we needed to take in from last year's show and it's that sort of attention to detail which keeps the show improving.

“The show has been going for 178 years now and we keep reviewing things and looking forward, always making capital investments, like the additional roads.

“I've been out and seen a lot of happy faces and to me that's the success of the show.”

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