Thursday, August 6, 2020

Pandemic leads to cancellation of Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show

After careful consideration, the Newark and Nottinghamshire Agricultural Society (NNAS) are cancelling The Newark Vintage Tractor & Heritage Show.

The two-day show, which was due to place on 7th and 8th November 2020, at Newark Showground, attracts thousands of visitors from across the country and Europe.

It would have marked its 18th year with plans to feature and celebrate the tractors and machinery from pre-1946 war time years, the Marshall Series 1 and 75 years of the Fordson E27N,  as well as the familiar line up of vintage tractors, machinery, commercials and military vehicles.

“The NNAS are extremely saddened to announce the Show’s cancellation, however it was a unanimous recommendation from the Show’s Advisory Committee due to the ongoing uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, the extent of necessary social distancing measures and the difficulty in maintaining social distancing at an event that is social by nature,” the society said in a statement.

“We also have received feedback from Vintage Tractor Clubs that many members had mothballed their entries for 2020 and, despite the genuine desire to support the Show, the practicalities to attend were challenging.

“From the Society’s perspective our main priority continues to be supporting our charitable objectives whilst maintaining the safety of visitors, exhibitors, volunteers and staff members.”

Chair of the Show Advisory Committee and NNAS Chairman, Roger Jackson, added: “We are of course incredibly disappointed as the event is such a social, well supported show with entries, competitors, visitors  and Vintage Tractor Clubs from all over the UK and Europe who make a special journey every November to Newark to display and showcase their equipment and see one of the biggest and best collections of vintage agricultural equipment in the country. A sad loss to the 2020 calendar.”

The show’s organisers thank the committee, volunteers and supporters of the show for their continued enthusiasm and look forward to welcoming everyone back to next year’s show on 13th and 14th November 2021.

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