Show ‘beyond wildest dreams’
THIS year’s Suffolk Show has been a “dream come true” according to the man who has been in charge of putting it all together.
Peter Over is stepping down after three years at the helm - and he couldn’t have asked for a better way to sign off.
The glorious weather has meant people have flocked to the two day celebration of county life in their tens of thousands.
Show director Mr Over said: “It is more than we could have wished for, beyond our wildest dreams.
“It is very fitting that the hard work of everyone has been blessed with such fantastic weather over the last two days and wonderful crowds.
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“I am extremely pleased, I think it gives us great strength and focus for the future. It goes to show that what we are doing is right and gives us great hope that we can go on and beyond for next year’s show and many years to come.”
Mr Over said he was sad to be stepping down and praised the efforts of everyone who had helped out over the last year or so.
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“It is a shame but obviously when you take on the role you know you only have three years,” he said. “It has been the best and the most rewarding three years of my life.
“To end with a show like this, its what dreams are made of. It has been the best show I have done. It has been going 179 years now and we are getting better and better at putting it on. We are staging a quality event that the public enjoy.
“I feel so humble that I’ve been able to lead a team of 400 dedicated stewards who have helped me put on, if not the best, one of the best, Suffolk Shows there ever has been. I would like to thank them all. Without their help this just wouldn’t have happened.”
Mr Over also praised the people of Suffolk or continuing to support the show year after year.
“To see all these people with happy, smiling faces it makes all the hard work worthwhile,” he said. “This is very much a traditional county show - they are becoming rarer and we are very proud with what we do.
“We are successful because of the tremendous support from the Suffolk people - this show is a true beacon of Suffolk and celebrates the very best the county has to offer. The Suffolk people make this event the success it is.”