After running for 101 years, the Totnes & District Show has had to cancel the event for a second year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The directors of the show say that it with "much sadness" that they had to take this "difficult decision" because of the current "fragile and unpredictable" situation.

The show was scheduled for Sunday, July 25 at Great Court Farm in Berry Pomeroy.

The directors issued a statement saying: "After careful consideration, it is with much sadness that the directors of the Totnes & District Show have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 show, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

"There is great disappointment and regret, to have to cancel for the second year in a row, which we know will be shared by many.

"It is felt that this is our only option with the current uncertainties we still find ourselves in.

"Despite the encouraging government announcements and rollout of the vaccine, the situation remains fragile and unpredictable.

"The health and safety of all those involved in our event and the local community is paramount.

"All our efforts are now firmly focused on the 2022 show, which will be held on Sunday, July 31.

"We wish to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated volunteers, sponsors, contractors and exhibitors for your continued support especially during these difficult times.

"We very much look forward to welcoming you all back next year to the Totnes & District Show, in a more buoyant and safer climate."