The UK’s biggest farm machinery and agricultural show – LAMMA – has been cancelled today due to “serious wind damage”.

Located at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, with more than 850 exhibitors registered, the two-day event was due to hold its second day today.

However, strong winds have apparently caused substantial damage at the event. The show will move to the NEC, Birmingham, next year, meaning that this was the last year for it to be held in Peterborough.

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In a statement on the show’s website and on social media, organisers said: “Regrettably, due to extreme winds last night and this morning, causing serious damage to stands and structures, for safety reasons we regret to announce LAMMA will not be open to visitors today.

“We are sorry for the inconvenience caused,” the statement ended.

The host arena – ‘The East of England Showground’ – announced on Twitter earlier this morning that, due to high winds, the arena was closed: “We are putting safety first due to high winds. The East of England Arena and Event Centre is closed to all parties due to the extremely severe winds; there is currently no admittance to the site or to LAMMA Show.”

Elisabeth Mork-Eidem, event director at LAMMA, said: “It is with great regret that we have had to close LAMMA today following an excellent day yesterday, but the safety of our visitors has to be paramount.”