Great Yorkshire Show cancelled due to coronavirus

Great Yorkshire Show director Charles Mills behind the wheel of a 100-year-old Ford Ministry of Munitions tractor.

This year’s Great Yorkshire Show has been cancelled.

Organisers say that due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, they have taken the “sad but sensible” decision to cancel the event.

The 162nd Great Yorkshire Show was due be held on July 14 to 16.

Nigel Pulling, chief executive of the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, said: “As this national crisis escalates day by day, we feel we cannot safely run the show in 2020.

“We are extremely sorry to have to announce this news and appreciate that this will disappoint everyone who loves the Show as much as we do.

“We will continue to passionately support our farmers in whatever way we can, as they work hard producing our food.

“We would like to thank everyone for supporting the Great Yorkshire Show and our goal is to return bigger and better next year.

“We hope you and your families stay safe and well through these difficult times.”