East of England Show scrapped

After months of review and speculation the East of England Show has been cancelled following a history of 200 years.

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"Big and bold" decision to scrap East of England Show

The Chief Executive of the East of England Agricultural Society Jeremy Staples says it was "big and bold" decision to scrap the East of England Show.

The three-day event was already expected to be heavily reformed after losses in 2012 ran into "several hundred thousand pounds".

But now the show has been scrapped after running in some form for 200 years.

Mr Staples told ITV News Anglia: "The show was not proving attractive to what the public wanted in sufficient numbers to make it financially viable."

The showground in Peterborough will continue to operate and still has a calendar of events and shows scheduled over the next few months.

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East of England show ends after 200 years

The historic East of England Show has been cancelled after 200 years. Credit: Andrew Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

After months of review and speculation the East of England Show has been cancelled following a history of 200 years.

The three-day agricultural show which is held in Peterborough has been suffering from falling attendances and financial losses. In June 2012, the show was badly hit by the weather.

The show will be replaced by a series of smaller events.

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