The organisers of one of Cornwall’s most loved one day agricultural shows have announced it will be back for 2022.

The Liskeard Show held at Merrymeet, has been cancelled for the past two years because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but planning is starting for next July.

Show chairman Colin Dymond explained that the time feels right to get the show back on the road: “There’s nothing worse than having to cancel such a popular annual show, but we had to consider the safety of everyone as the pandemic took a hold.

"However, we’re feeling confident about 2022 and it was a lovely moment at our AGM when we voted unanimously to get going again next year. It’s a moment of celebration for us all and we look forward to welcoming back the 8,000 people who attend.”

Work now begins in earnest to prepare for the event, one of the biggest one day shows in the south west.

General secretary Beckie Breyley said; “We’re delighted that our show always attracts very high-quality entries in a range of classes from cattle and sheep to dogs, donkeys, horses, poultry, fruit, vegetables and flowers.

"It’s a busy and action-packed day for everyone whether a visitor or a competitor and we’re all very excited about getting to work to prepare for the show that’ll be held on Saturday 9th July 2022.”

The show, now in its 117th year, is held at Merrymeet (PL14 3LE) just outside Liskeard with the gates opening from 9am.

As well as the animal classes there’s a wide range of attractions from Cornish food and drink, to crafts and more than 240 retail, craft and charity stands.

There are also children’s activities, main ring entertainment, music and plenty of parking.