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HOLBECKS Park in Hadleigh is the venue once again for the annual Hadleigh Show on May 21.

The 172nd show is organised by the Hadleigh Farmers’ Agricultural Association and is one of the oldest agricultural shows in the country.

All the regular, popular displays and demonstrations will be back, including the growing countryside area, which will again feature sheep shearing, dog handling, falconry, ferrets and a Suffolk horse demo.

There will be a new petting area with farm animals, rabbits, guinea pigs and a donkey, while dog owners will be invited to take part in terrier racing competitions where allcomers can have a go.

Jamie Squibb’s Freestyle FMX show promises to thrill the crowds with two daredevil displays in the main ring, and the ever-popular food hall will be bursting at the seams with tempting local produce.

Lines of cattle and sheep will take part in the many showing classes, as well as horses, ponies, donkeys and goats.

Other attractions include an art exhibition, flower show, rural craft marquee, donkey rides and a funfair.

Car parking is free and entry on the day is £10 for adults, £8 for senior citizens and £5 for children between 5 and 16. Under fives go free.

Reduced price tickets are available in advance from Bates, Wells and Braithwaite solicitors in Sudbury, Keith Avis News in Hadleigh or from www.hadleighshow.co.uk.