The East of England Show in Peterborough has struggled to attract visitors in recent years and after financial losses in 2012 has been scrapped.
In the past it has been the biggest agricultural show in the region with the attendance topping more than 100,000 over the three-day event.
Click below to watch a report from ITV Anglia in 2004 which looked at the history of the show.
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