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The East of England Agricultural Society in the United Kingdom is the organiser of the East of England Show held each year at the 250 acre (101 ha) East of England Showground, five miles (8 km) west of the city of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.[1][2] The show used to be a Agricultural trade and stock show for farmers, but has moved to a more general country show format to attract the general public and is held over 3 day in early June.

The Society was formed by the merger of the 'Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely' (established 1863), 'Huntingdonshire' (established 1837) and 'Peterborough' (established 1797) agricultural societies in 1970. It was joined by the 'Bedfordshire Agricultural Society' (1801) in 1971 and the 'Northamptonshire Agricultural Society' (1848) in 1972. The 'Long Sutton Agricultural Society' (1837) in neighbouring Lincolnshire remains independent and is affiliated for show purposes only.

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  1. East of England Show preview Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 12 June 2008
  2. Preview: East of England Show 2009 Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 19 June 2009

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