County show set to return to Louth

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The Lincolnshire Show could be coming to Louth’s Cattle Market next May, the first time it has appeared in the town since 1947.

The Lincolnshire Showground approached Louth Town Partnership with a proposal to bring a preview version of the show to Louth.

Nicola Marshall, Town Manager, has been talking to Showground Events Manager Amelia Chambers and they have requested use of East Lindsey’s Cattle Market site for a day’s event on Saturday May 23.

Nicola said: “There’s a lot of work and planning to do before we can be sure we can go ahead with this event, however, I am delighted that we are working on this proposal with the Lincolnshire Showground.

“When Amelia approached me with the idea we were originally thinking of siting the event in the town’s market place, however, we quickly decided that we would like to be more ambitious and go ‘big’ on the Cattle Market site. East Lindsey have been positive about the idea in principle, so it’s fingers crossed that we can pull this off.”

The idea is to showcase the Lincolnshire Show by bringing a taster to Louth. There will be the chance to buy tickets for the show itself (on Wednesday June 24 and Thursday 25) along with agricultural exhibitors, show sponsors and, hopefully, some farm animals.

Nicola added: “I’ve heard that the show used to come to Louth and the last time may have been in the late 40s or early 50s: so it’s high time we had a return visit. What better way to celebrate the town’s agricultural heritage with this event on the Cattle Market as we look to a new era of development in this part of our town”

The ‘Show Comes To Town’ is an initiative started last year by the events team at the Lincolnshire Showground when they organized a preview event in Lincoln’s City Square.

The timing of the Louth event fits with the Wolds Walking Festival and the national Love Your Local Market Fortnight.

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