President hopes for a wave of visitors to Deeping Show

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The organisers of this year’s Deeping Show are hoping for plenty of support from their neighbours - whatever the weather.

The long-running agricultural show, now in its 68th year, will take place tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday on Deeping Showground.

Old favourites such as showjumping, livestock and farm machinery will all be on display, with plenty of food, drink and stalls for the family to enjoy.

After years of wet weather show president Eric Freeman is hoping to see some sunshine this weekend.

But he also wants to see the whole of the Deepings turn out to support the exhibitors and traders.

Mr Freeman said: “We do need the good weather to get the public in.

“We always get good support from farmers in the surrounding area but it’s the locals that we put it on for and they are the people we want to see.

“Years ago you used to see a wave of people walking down to the show and it would be good to see that again.”

The two-day show will be packed with things to do and see.

On Saturday the main ring will host horse and pony events and in the outer rings the qualifiers and the thrilling spectacle of gymkhana take place.

A packed programme of entertainment is planned in the main ring on Sunday, including the Kangaroo gymnastics team, Deeping Ministry of Dance and Cyril the squirrel with his racing terriers.

One of the highlights is sure to be the Nij Vyas sheep dog display team.

And the day will have a historic touch with a Lancaster bomber flypast.

There will be plenty of refreshments including the beer tent run by Deeping Rangers Football Club.

The show is open from 8am to 5pm both days. Admission is £7 for adults, £5 for juniors and concessions and £18 for a family ticket.

For a full programme visit the Deeping Show website.