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Long-range forecast of more heavy rain forces cancellation
Bradford district’s largest agricultural show has been cancelled due to heavy rainfall causing “serious health and safety hazards”, its organisers have announced today.
The Bingley Show, which is organised by the Airedale Agricultural Society, was set to take place at Myrtle Park on Saturday, July 21.
In a statement, the society’s chairman, Leslie Gore, said: “We regret to inform you that as a result of the heavy rainfall over the last few weeks, and the Meteorological Office 12 day forecast of further rainfall on the days running up to the show, we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s show after an inspection of Myrtle Park was undertaken.
“It was agreed that due to the saturated ground conditions there would be extreme ground disturbance resulting in serious health and safety hazards for all visitors, horse events, and exhibitors, together with extensive reinstatement of grass areas for an extended period.”