Weather Claims 2016 Derbyshire County Show
It is with sadness and regret that the Derbyshire Agricultural & Horticultural Society announced the cancellation of the 137th Derbyshire County Show.
The show which was due to take place on Sunsay 26th June 2016 has been cancelled due to the current ground conditions and the weather forecast for the coming days. At the moment, conditions across the showground at Borrowash Road, Elvaston, Near Derby are poor and the public car parks are waterlogged.
A statement on the website by Chairman Edward Hicklin reads:
"The Society Council feels it would not be safe or responsible to hold the Show given the amount of traffic that staging the event generates before, during and after the event .
The Society realise this will have implications for members of the public who have purchased pre-show tickets and it is our intention that these tickets be saved and will remain valid for the 2017 Show, or they can be returned to the Secretary for a refund of the face value.
The Society will be contacting exhibitors at the Show during the next few days with more specific information to them."
The show was founded in 1860 when a group of landowners and farmers led by Dr. John Hitchman, the first medical superintendent of the county asylum, agreed to form the Derbyshire Agricultural Show. There have been 136 shows since that time with breaks due to wartime restrictions and an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in 1924 and 2001.