The Great Yorkshire Show has been cancelled - a victim of the recent wet weather. Organisers took the decision to cancel Wednesday and Thursday's events after heavy rain on the first day turned the showground and car parks into mudddy quagmires. This is the first time the show has been cancelled due to the weather in it's 154 year history.
Announcing the news Show Director Bill Cowling said: “This has been the most difficult decision that I have ever had to make. It is heartbreaking for all concerned, our exhibitors, our visitors and, of course, our staff. " The decision has been made because our car parks have become too muddy to use with any safety, and the safety of our visitors has to come first." We are also conscious of our neighbours and did not want to risk people parking inconsiderately in Harrogate. We will be refunding all those who have bought tickets in advance and talking to our exhibitors.”