Show could be best yet
FINAL preparations are being put in place for the Tendring Show, with organisers hoping it could be the most successful one ever.Just two weeks ago the site at Lawford Park near Manningtree was a grass field, but tomorrow thousands of visitors will come through the gates for one of the biggest events of its kind.
FINAL preparations are being put in place for the Tendring Show, with organisers hoping it could be the most successful one ever.
Just two weeks ago the site at Lawford Park near Manningtree was a grass field, but tomorrow thousands of visitors will come through the gates for one of the biggest events of its kind.
A dedicated team of workers have been working to transform the landscape and have been marking out the trade stand places, putting up the show rings and have even been building a pond.
Chris Leney, press officer for the show, said visitors would hopefully have a quicker route to the car parks, with less queuing at the gates as well.
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He said: “This is as a result of the improvements to the car parks, provision of additional car parks and consultation with a traffic specialist to improve the flow of traffic.”
Last year 25,000 people attended the event and many of the star attractions will be out again.
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The theme at this year's show is Constructing the countryside and there will be demonstrations of the different types of construction that can be found in Britain and how that can benefit various species of animals and birds.
A big favourite with many visitors is the countryside area, which will have displays on long netting, fishing and gun dogs.
Visitors will have the opportunity to come close up to robots from TV series Robot Wars, as well as speaking with the inventors and builders of the machines.
Mr Leney added: “As well as the usual attractions, back by popular demand is terrier racing, with all types of dog being welcome to join in.
“Whether your dog is a Chihuahua or a Great Dane there will be the opportunity to have a go. Another attraction that was very popular last year is the living river, where visitors will be able to see native species of Great Britain's rivers close up.”
n The show starts at 8am tomorrow and concession rate tickets can still be purchased in advance up to the end of today.
Ticket information is available on the hotline number:- 09062 101 452 (calls cost 25p/min from standard BT land lines) an further details are available from the website: www.tendringshow.demon.co.uk.
Tickets on the gates will be £10 for adults, £8 for senior citizens and £6 for under-16s. Family tickets are £25 and allow two adults and up to three children in. Children under-five get in free and car parking is free.