South Suffolk show was ‘one of the strongest for years’

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ORGANISERS’ efforts to combat the effects of drought on the Ingham showground helped make this years South Suffolk Show a success.

Show secretary Geoff Bailes said: “The show director Oliver Stennett and his team did a much appreciated job to get the ground in the condition it was in.”

He said the showground had been thoroughly irrigated to improve the going.

Mr Bailes added: “We were slightly down on horse entries, but overall, taking trade stands and things like that into account, it was one of our strongest shows for many years.”

Horses classes ranged from native ponies to the Suffolk Horse Championship for rare Suffolk Punches. There were also farm animals of all types, including rare breeds, like Suffolk sheep and red poll cattle.

For the mechanically minded, the show’s traditional classic car display was joined by a cavalcade of farm machinery over the past 60 years, from early tractors to the latest £500,000 Claas combine harvester, one of the world’s biggest. There were also displays by the Suffolk Gundog Club and the Welsh Axemen.

For a full report and more pictures, see the Bury Free Press on Friday May 13.