COVID uncertainty has claimed another victim with the Exeter Show Society having to pull the plug on next year's Exeter Show.
The show, which has been around for over 107 years, will not go ahead in 2021 with organisers expressing their disappointment about having to call off the event.
In its lifetime, only WWII had prevented the show from going ahead.
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However, the Exeter Show Society said there was a possibility isolated events may go ahead in a unique capacity.
"The Society will meet with the committees that undertake the organisation of different aspects of the Show to consider whether some activities and events could occur in isolation. Any such events will be communicated through our Facebook page," they said.
Society Vice President Peter Cuddy said the show had around 5000 attendees in the past and the logistics around getting up such a consuming event made it non-viable.
"We couldn't risk planning it and then, because of COVID, having to stop," he said.
Despite the disappointment the Society said they expected the event to return "reinvigorated" in 2022.
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