Tree planting to mark 100th year of Tendring Show

Tendring Show president Jim Macaulay planting a tree to mark the event's centenary year.

Tendring Show president Jim Macaulay planting a tree to mark the event's centenary year. - Credit: Archant

This year is the 100th Tendring Show and to mark the occasion the Tendring Hundred Farmers’ Club is planting 100 trees on its Lawford showground.

The first 56 trees were planted by local farming families on February 13, with the first tree planted by show president Jim Macaulay. The rest will be planted this autumn.

As well as the show itself, to mark this special year the club will be hosting a family cricket day in May at Mistley Cricket Club and a charity ball before the show in July to raise money for the Essex Air Ambulance.

Jim Macaulay, who farms at Ramsey, near Harwich, said: “This is a hugely significant year in the history of the Tendring Show and we wanted to mark the occasion by planting trees on our showground that future generations will be able to enjoy. As a non profit organisation, the campaign has also helped raise important funds to support the rising costs of putting on the show. I’d encourage everyone to put the date of July 11 in their diaries as the 100th show will be a very special day.”

The Tendring Show takes place on Saturday, July 11. Visit the website at www.tendringshow.co.uk for more information.