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Holbeach Town and Country Fayre 2019 cancelled due to heavy rains

The organisers of this year's Holbeach Town and Country Fayre, have just announced that the event has sadly, had to be cancelled.

Andrew Charlton, vice chair of the fayre's committee, said that organisers made the difficult decision this morning (Tues) following a meeting with landowners.

Steam engines at last year's Holbeach Town and Country Fayre. (2576652)
Steam engines at last year's Holbeach Town and Country Fayre. (2576652)

It was to be the event's 25th anniversary this year and organisers were hoping that the show, which was due to run this Saturday and Sunday (June 15 and 16) on Kings Field in Holbeach, would be the biggest and best yet.

Andrew explained: "It has been decided that it would not be safe, or sensible to run the event due to the weather. We are not able to get on to the field to set up."

Last year's Holbeach Town and Country Fayre. (2576634)
Last year's Holbeach Town and Country Fayre. (2576634)

There were expected to be more than 90 commercial vehicles at the show, 100 tractors and a special new attraction of radio controlled lorries and banger racing.

On Saturday, organisers planned to unveil one of the rarest tractors in the world and also display a Rolls Royce Merlin engine that was used in WWII in the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster and Mosquito.

Plus, there would have been trade stands, a craft tent with wood turning, flowers, cakes and more, an animal area, and a ‘Fun Zone’ for children.

Andrew said: "I am now about to make a thousand phone calls to let everyone know. We will celebrate the 25th anniversary next year."


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