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Latest event news update, 2nd April 2020

In the interests of public health the difficult decision has been taken to cancel the 132nd Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show and the Lycetts Festival of Hunting, due to be held on Wednesday 22nd July 2020. As with many other major events, it has become impossible to plan safely for this year’s event. 

“Since 1878, the Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show has been cherished as the annual showcase for the world of hunting and has only ever stopped during wartime,” said Alison Queenborough, Secretary of the Peterborough Royal Foxhound Show Society. “This time it’s a global pandemic which is placing huge demands on our public health service. Whilst ‘Peterborough’ exemplifies the history and tradition of hounds, celebrates rural life and is a great social gathering, we do not wish to place unnecessary burden on our public services which must be focussed on the nation’s health and well-being.” 

We are advising our members, sponsors, trade stand exhibitors, advertisers and contractors and thank all those who support our event each year. 

Save the date for next year’s event which will take place on Wednesday 21st July 2021 and we look forward to seeing everyone there. 

For further information please contact foh@eastofengland.org.uk.

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