This year's Camborne Show has been cancelled.

The Camborne Show Society has decided to cancel the event scheduled for July because of the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reg Bennett, chairman, said: “In view of the current situation and the time taken to stage such an event, we would rather spend that time in preparing for the 2022 show, rather than rushing into putting on a show that would not meet the high standards that we have worked so hard to attain.

“The show was set up in 1942 by the Holman family to generate funds to support The Red Cross with their work with service personnel and their families during WW2. Camborne Show ran, unlike most shows, throughout the war and has only been cancelled once in 2001 due to foot and mouth before Coronavirus forced the cancellation of last year’s event as well.”

Set on 50 acres of land on Cornwall’s north coast near Hell’s Mouth, the event’s showground is one of the country’s most scenic, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and across St Ives Bay.

Mr Bennett continued: “In recent years we’ve been privileged to hold the west of England heats of the National Heavy Horse Society Championships.

"We also have national qualifier classes in the horse section and have a dog show, showing jumping, cattle, goat, sheep, poultry, caged bird, horticulture, and domestic and craft sections.

“As the chairman I am very fortunate to have an extremely motivated and hardworking executive to preside over which makes my job very easy and enjoyable. We are a very local show and proud to draw entertainers, exhibitors, and traders from the parish of Camborne.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Saturday July 18, 2022 for what we hope will be a triumphant return for Camborne Show after an enforced two-year hiatus."