Friday, 25 June 2010

Lincolnshire Show Is Success As Sun Shines On County

The 126th Lincolnshire Show has attracted a record breaking attendance of sixty-eith thousand people who have basked in the sunshine at this year's event. Organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, the annual tradition, which dates back seven hundred years, is said to be responsible for bringing £12 million into the local economy.

A consultation is under way that could result in the show being moved to coincide with the weekend from 2012. This will enable more families to visit without taking time off from work or school.

Mr. Charles Hood, Show Director for the sixth and final year, said he felt he was bowing out in a blaze of glory. He said, as well as the many attractions pulling in the crowds such as live entertainment and sporting activities for youngsters, it was events such as the Grand Parade displaying the best of the county's livestock that cement the tradition of the show.

Visitors to the West Lindsey District Council's marquee were able to see what services the council provides, ask questions, seek advice and enter a few competitions.
Chairman of West Lindsey Cllr Owen Bierley, Conservative (Yarborough Ward) said:
"The show is a good showcase for West Lindsey. We have had a lot of good interaction with members of the public.

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped make the show a big success."
Cllr. Alf Frith, Liberal Democrat (Nettleham Ward) and his wife Margaret said they thoroughly enjoy the annual event. He said:
"It is great seeing people face to face, to talk directly about any issues they may have."

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