Great day for family
Monday, 26th June 2000.
A FUN-packed family day - that's the message from the organisers of The Haverhill Show, one of the region's biggest summer events.
After overcoming manpower problems earlier in the year preparations are now well in hand for this year's Haverhill Show on Sunday.
The event opens at the Little Wratting showground at 1pm and will include all the usual favourites, as well as several new attractions.
As usual all proceeds from the day go to the local association for mentally and physically handicapped in Haverhill.
One of the day's major events will be the American Civil War reenactment group who are setting up camp at the showground and staging some realistic battle scenes for the crowds.
The members will also be providing a static tent with a hands-on display and children will be able to learn about the American native Indians, for example.
The dog show with its novelty classes is back again too and open to all dogs irrespective of whether they are pedigree or thoroughbred.
There are some 20 classes which include Miss Haverhill, Mr Haverhill and a veteran class for the "best six legs".
This year sees the eastern regional finals of the national tug of war championships with eight teams fighting it out. Football fans will enjoy the five- a-side contest organised by Haverhill Rovers youth teams. An archery demonstration will also take place - given by the Cambridge Bowmen, a team of top grade amateurs.
Some 30 bikers, members of the fenland chapter of the Harley Davidson owners' club, will be arriving during the afternoon and complimenting the veteran, and vintage cars on display.
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