The Luddenham Show has been cancelled for a second straight year due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.
The Luddenham Agricultural Horticultural and Industrial Society has confirmed this year’s event won’t go ahead.
“This decision was made in the interest of the health and safety of our Volunteers and Patrons and has been taken after much deliberation and consultation,” said President of the Society, Wayne Willmington.
“With the uncertain future of COVID-19, the changing circumstances and the unknown restrictions that may apply at showtime, the Committee made this tough decision with the health, safety and wellbeing of the whole community in mind.”
The show is aiming to return in 2023 with the weekend of March 4 and 5 locked in.
“We understand the disappointment this cancellation will cause for some in the community for the second consecutive year,” Mr Willmington said.
“The cancellation of the Show is yet another disruption to our lives that the pandemic has wrought and the huge impact that it has had on all of us.”
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