The floods of February 2020 have caused damage and devastation not seen in decades, and we desperately need help to get the showground up and running again.
The showground is run by the Shropshire & West Midlands Agricultural Society - a charity which exists to maintain the showground for the good of the local community. The floods have caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage - every building on the site has been flooded and the ground itself will need a great deal of attention to be able to host events again.
Toilet systems have been filled with river silt, the Berwick Pavilion engulfed in water, new glamping pods destroyed, the showground office covered in mud, campsite electric points ruined, stock for our charity shops destroyed... the list goes on!
The showground is not insured against flood damage due to its riverside location, and the society charity simply does not have the funds available to make the necessary repairs which are urgently required.
Vital community asset
As a community space, the showground is used for a wide variety of events - including the Lingen Davies Colour Run, the Shropshire Primary Schools Marathon, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and the historic Shropshire County Show - bringing thousands of people to the Shrewsbury area every year.
Please help in any way you can to help us bring our wonderful showground back to life.