as you know we do a number of country fairs around the country just received this email
"It is with enormous sadness and regret that the Directors and Committee of Lowther Driving Trials and Country Fair announce that the decision has been taken to cancel plans for the 2010 show due to be held on the 6th -8th August and to close down the show.
Lowther Driving Trials rents the site and is an independent company limited by guarantee with charitable aims.
A number of factors including the recession , increasing costs and decreasing income combined with changing weather patterns, enforcing a change in the layout and reduction in size of the show, mean that it is no longer viable. This is a massive blow for all concerned, for Cumbria and for the Northwest."
Is this a sad indictment of our times as I already know of Five shows this year already that will not be going on any more in 2010 due to increased cost. How do you take the countryside to the masses and let them see what our pastimes pursuits and interests are?