Support to revive old show

Farmer David Redgate who is trying to bring back the Moorgreen Show.
Farmer David Redgate who is trying to bring back the Moorgreen Show.

So many of you have been getting in touch to share your views on whether or not the Moorgreen show should be revived - and the result has been a resounding yes.

The popular annual agricultural show did not go ahead this summer for the first time in 90 years due to financial difficulties.

However, a devoted farmer from Brinsley is determined to revive it and is appealing for residents to come forward and offer their help.

David Redgate is a former chairman of the Moorgreen show and was the secretary until last year, and now he wants to take the show back to its roots as an agricultural show complete with field ploughing competitions.

Almost all of the comments and emails we recieved about the idea were positive, and a whopping 88 per cent of you voted for the show to make a return.

Ian Bisset on Facebook even commented with an offer to help out.

He said: If it’s viable, bring it back - I will even volunteer for the weekend if it helps.”

However, some readers were less keen on the idea of bringing back the show.

Carol Leam said: “No, went once, never again, sorry.”

The show is traditionally held on the August bank holiday weekend but if it is held next year Mr Redgate is considering weekend when there are fewer family-orientated events to compete with.

Email to have your say.