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The Hadleigh Show returns with a monster line-up




The Hadleigh Show returns next month – with monster trucks and an eight foot robot set to take centre stage.

The annual show, run by the Hadleigh Farmers’ Agricultural Association, takes place at Holbecks Park on May 18.

Association secretary Cathy Leney said: “There are more than 150 classes of cattle, sheep, goats and horses and 160 trade stands. The ever-popular food hall will, once again, showcase 42 local food and drink producers.

“The main attraction this year are the monster trucks. Weighing in at 7.5 tonnes, these awesome machines are built for one reason only – mass destruction. This is a chance to watch two real monster trucks at work, jumping over cars and crushing cars and caravans. Jumping 15 feet in the air is an impressive sight for any event.”

Titan the robot is also back this year after his successful first visit to the show last year. The eight foot high talking robot will be touring the showground.

The 180th Hadleigh Show is directed by Oliver Pratt, the third generation of his family to steward the show, and the second generation to take on the role of show director.

Organisers have made some changes to the traffic routes this year, with the introduction of a new access track into the showground.

Duke Street, leading off Hadleigh High Street, will be closed to ease congestion through Hadleigh. The new route leads from Coram Street straight to the showground, giving visitors using the A1071 from Sudbury direct access.

New for this year is the fact that visitors can reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair to use on the day. Details are on the Hadleigh Show website at www.hadleighshow.co.uk.

On May 18, gates open from 8am, with entry to the showground closing at 4.30pm. There is an early bird discount for tickets booked before May 17.

The fairground is open on Friday evening until 10pm, during the show on Saturday and on Sunday afternoon.


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