South Suffolk Show a massive success

THOUSANDS of people have ensured a popular agricultural show remains a firm favourite of the Suffolk summer calendar.

Dave Gooderham

THOUSANDS of people have ensured a popular agricultural show remains a firm favourite of the Suffolk summer calendar.

The South Suffolk Show was today hailed a massive success as visitors of all ages flocked to the annual event.

Perennial attractions including livestock exhibitions and parade of hounds sat alongside a show-stopping monster trucks display that wowed the crowds.


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Show secretary Geoff Bailes paid tribute to the support shown by both exhibitors and visitors and said the warm weather made sure the event went without a hitch.

He said: “It has been a perfect show day and the whole event has been excellent - we couldn't have asked for better. In this year of recession, today has proven that the South Suffolk Show is not in recession.

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“We have had an excellent response in the livestock categories with people travelling from all over the country while the monster trucks act was superb and enthralled the crowd.

“All of the attractions have been extremely enjoyable and another feature was the parade of livestock - one of the most important parts of an agricultural show. I must thank all the exhibitors who continue to support the show.”

Following the success of the event, held at the showground in Ampton, near Bury St Edmunds, donations will also be made to local charities.

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