The rain maybe falling but this isn't stopping the region's premier farming and countryside show carrying on, wellies and all.
Three Counties Show (15-17th June) exhibitors, tradestands, animals and visitors have all been pulling together to make the Show carry on despite the inclement 'summer' weather. The Showground has been coping as best it can with the huge amount of rain that has fallen this week. The roadways, hardstanding areas and indoor areas have been crucial in providing the solid infrastructure for the show to run from.
This is Britain, after all,” said show spokesman Sharon Gilbert. “There was never any question the event might be cancelled. I think the last time that happened was in the 1920s when it was on Pitchcroft at Worcester and the river flooded. Over the winter we have done a lot of new drainage and resurfacing and that has undoubtedly helped.”
Although the majority of the show has gone to plan some of the horse classes have had to be cancelled due to the state of the grounds. Further details on changes to competitions and timetables can be found at www.threecounties.co.uk/threecounties
The show will not be cancelled and will be open all three days. Due to the poor conditions the Show on Sunday 17th June will close at 5pm. For more information on the show visit www.threecounties.co.uk/threecounties