Nostalgia: Do you remember Hadleigh Show 1986?

A group of talented motor bike performers balance in a pyramid in the main ring at the Hadleigh show

A group of talented motor bike performers balance in a pyramid in the main ring at the Hadleigh show in 1986 Picture DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

Celebrating country living in Suffolk, the Hadleigh Show has been part of the county’s life for nearly two centuries.

A cow and its calf in the main ring await to be awarded with a rosette in a cattle competition in 19

A cow and its calf in the main ring await to be awarded with a rosette in a cattle competition in 1986 Picture DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

The 2020 show - taking place on Saturday, May 16 - will be the 181st to be staged and preparations are already well in hand.

Back in 1986 the show attracted huge crowds for a traditional line-up of events showing the countryside at its best - including judging of farm animals, displays of equipment, along with demonstrations of country crafts and skills, and modern agriculture.

The main ring at the showground off Holbecks Lane saw a wide variety of entertainment, including a motorbike stunt team, and there were family highlights such as the funfair with rides and sidestalls.

Did you attend the Hadleigh Show back in 1986 - or do you recognise anyone in our picture gallery?

Two youngsters having a blast in the spinning cups Picture DAVID KINDRED

Two youngsters having a blast in the spinning cups Picture DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred


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To share your memories of the day, email imagecurators@archant.co.uk

People of all ages having a go on the dodgems at the Hadleigh Show Picture DAVID KINDRED

People of all ages having a go on the dodgems at the Hadleigh Show Picture DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

Do you remember the Hadleigh Show in 1986? Picture DAVID KINDRED

Do you remember the Hadleigh Show in 1986? Picture DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

A motor bike stunt man leaps through a raging fire at the Hadleigh Show Picture DAVID KINDRED

A motor bike stunt man leaps through a raging fire at the Hadleigh Show Picture DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

The sheep and their owners stand in line and wait to be judged at the Hadleigh Show Picture DAVID K

The sheep and their owners stand in line and wait to be judged at the Hadleigh Show Picture DAVID KINDRED - Credit: David Kindred

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