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Future of Long Sutton farming group in doubt




Alan Hargreaves, chairman of Long Sutton and District Agricultural Society, pictured with some of his pedigree Lincoln Red Cattle at his farm in Gedney.Photo (MICHAEL FYSH): SG-1208018-005MF
Alan Hargreaves, chairman of Long Sutton and District Agricultural Society, pictured with some of his pedigree Lincoln Red Cattle at his farm in Gedney.Photo (MICHAEL FYSH): SG-1208018-005MF

The future of Long Sutton and District Agricultural Society is in doubt after nearly 200 years, with a possible merger on the cards.

Members of the society have been told that both chairman Alan Hargreaves and secretary Ken Knock will be retiring by the end of the year, possibly bringing an end to the society's existence unless new leaders can be found.

An offer to merge with the East of England Agricultural Society is on the table but Mr Hargreaves has appealed to young farms in the Long Sutton area to come forward and continue the society's history which dates back to 1837.


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