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Show has plenty to attract crowds

By Jo Deeks on Thursday, 14th June 2001.

ORGANISERS of this year's Haverhill Show have a packed programme of events on offer and a new venue at the town's recreation ground on Sunday, July 1.

It was decided to move the show from its usual Little Wratting showground because of uncertainty about the foot-and- mouth disease outbreak.

Since the new venue was agreed, organisers have been working hard on the programme and hope to raise a healthy profit for LAMPH, the local organisation for children and adults with disabilities.

Chris Hammond, chairman of the show society, said a decision had to be made early on about the move, to make sure the event would go ahead.

Although some expenses, such as the cost of providing toilets, will be saved this year, the show, will lose its traditional income from admission fees.

The show will be again supported by the News' sister paper the Haverhill Weekly News.

"The move will mean that we are accessible to even more of the people of Haverhill but we cannot, of course, charge admission and we are asking people to be generous and give where they see collectors," Mr Hammond said.

A new addition this year will be a service organised by the Methodist Church to open the Show at 11am. Arena attractions will include displays by the Tang Soo Do martial arts team, known for breaking tiles with their heads, and Adrenalise-Kite, whose display includes six kites which lift a man into the air.

There will also be a power lifting display, birds of prey, the Sapphire Majorettes, heavy horses from Rede Hall, line dancing from Double R and live music from Glambusters, Alternative Commitments and Oblivion.

National tug of war competition heats will be held, as well as a flower show, craft show, Have a Go Driving, classic cars, a fun fair and bouncy castle and a giant car boot sale.

Haverhill Weekly News

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