Show organisers hopeful this year’s events will go ahead
By Martin Paul - Senior Reporter
ORANISERS of Langdon Beck Agricultural Show have confirmed their event will go ahead this year after being cancelled in 2020 because of Covid-19.
Neville Bainbridge, from the show committee, said: “We are going to push ahead and hope things go well. We have got to be positive.”
He said preparations for the event would already be underway under normal circumstances, with letters being sent to judges at this time as well as marquees being booked, but this would happen a little later in 2021.
However, enough time remains for most of the paper work and insurances to be sorted before June.
The show catalogue should also be published by August in time for show day on September 24.
Eggleston Show’s committee was also positive that their event would also take place this year.
Show secretary Alan Gent said: “Eggleston Show will hopefully happen on September 18, 2021. Following discussions with the committee we have decided following the government roadmap that we should be able to hold a show.
“We are starting to organise all the relevant details and further information will be released at a later date.”
Elsewhere Bowes Show committee has not yet been able to meet to decide whether that event will proceed as normal.
Reeth Show is also being planned. A spokesman said: “Following the latest government guildlines and forecast for the forth coming months we are starting to make plans to be able to hold the 2021 show on Monday, August 30.
“If guildlines change we will follow all guidance and will not hold the show if we feel it is unsafe to do so.
“Our trade stand secretary will be contacting all those who applied for the 2020 show.”