65th birthday for country spectacular
Last year’s show, and a picture from our for the men from the villages.
“The committee of 12 each gave £2 of their own money to help finance it and the show attracted a crowd of 1,000. From then, it became an annual event.”
One of the founder members, Kelly Todd, arranged a fundraising dance with Sidney Lipton and his orchestra, and for several years it was host to groups such as Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, The Searchers and Billy J Kramer.
The show later evolved to take place over two days, catering for cattle, sheep and poultry, as well as horses, ponies and carriage driving.
The show used to help a young person who wanted to attend agricultural college, but now gives its support to local charities.
This year it is supporting the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, Fenland Riding and St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.
The show will also give a rousing welcome to town criers from across the world who will be competing for the crown of International Town Crier on Sunday.
There will be a Battle of Britain memorial flypast on the Sunday afternoon.
For more information visit www. deepingshow.co.uk