LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October 2017

East of England Showground

Peterborough PE2 6XE

The London Championship Show started life as a result of the demise of the Dairy Show which was held in London. The first London was held at Alexandra Palace 1969 – or Ally Pally as it was affectionately known -in North London. One of the prime movers behind the starting up of the London was Pat Gaskin who I am pleased to say is still the Life President of the London. Since then it has been held in several different venues in and around the London area, but in recent times with the problems of lack of suitable affordable venues and accommodation plus the transport problems associated with being too close to London the show has been held at Luton then Reading. Since 2011 the London has found a new home at the East of England Showground, Peterborough as part of their Autumn Spectacular – now known as the Autumn Food and Country Fair. The best way to describe the Peterborough event is that it is a mini agricultural show, including pet dog show, Lurcher racing, and dog agility, shows for giant vegetables, donkeys, sheep, pigeons, goats and much more. In recent years the show has included   bigger emphasis on food and cooking. The Peterborough show is held on the Sunday only, whilst the London rabbit show is held Saturday as well as the Sunday. The move to Peterborough has put the London right back ‘as a must attend show’ in the fanciers diary, and the rabbit entry has seen us break records for 5 of the 6 years we have been there. On the Sunday the London has shows for mice, rats, hamster and gerbils, all of which are very well supported. The London provides a very welcome shop window to the small livestock fancy and attracts a lot of interest from the visiting public. Whatever their interest, fanciers come from literally the length and breadth of the UK including the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Ireland plus we usually attract breeders from Europe.

This web page will be updated throughout the year but if anyone has any queries they can contact the London general secretary. His E mail address is jenny-jim@hotmail.co.uk