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Message from Roly Paterson - Chairman of the FFF&B Committee

Normally, about now, we would expect a dedicated team of keen volunteers to be working hard at getting one of biggest show of its kind up and running.

Over 120 ploughing plots, all carefully measured and numbered....

The marquee with its four huge sections for homecraft, members, rural craft and beer tent....

The car parks, all carefuly plotted out and ring fenced....

Over 600 metres of trade stands all carefully allocated to the agricultural dealers, rural crafts and a myriad of other stands....

The 80m x 80m main ring..

Bales, trailers, a hundred signs, bins, PA system, secretaries tent, road signs, a huge working area full of steam and bygones..

The list is endless...

But instead we are at home, doing our bit to stay safe in there difficult times. A huge hole in our calender that is missed by many thousand of you. A COVID casualty....

When we took the decision to cancel the Match it was a difficult one. Who knew back in June whether we would be out of this mess and ready to get on with our lives?

The decision was made correctly. Clearly there is no way the Show could have been staged this year.

But .... we'll be back next year. The spectacle that is the FFF&B Ploughing Match and Country Showis not dead... just resting!!

Roly Paterson - Chairman

25/09/2020 18:52
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