It is with great sadness and reluctance that the Management Committee of
The North East Hants Agricultural Association (NEHAA) has been forced to decide
that the Alton Show will be no more.
Richard Buer, President of the Association, commented that this had not been an easy decision to take, but it has not proved possible to reconcile the needs of the owners of the site with those requirements for the Association which would enable it to stage the event at its usual showground, Froyle Park.
"'We have been in ongoing discussions with the land owners in an effort to find a solution that meets their commercial requirements and our ability to run a successful agricultural show . . . Sadly, we have not been able, in the time available, to find a compromise which would allow us to stage the Show on the site in a manner which we felt was satisfactory for our customers."
At the NEHAA Annual General Meeting held on 30th March 2016 the decision was made to proceed
with discussions on the future of the NEHAA with the Alresford & District Show Society.
Subsequent to these negotiations a ballot of NEHAA members voted to close the Association and to transfer the
assets of the NEHAA to the Alresford & District Show Society .
The NEHAA Education Programme will continue for the current year.
Paid up Members of the NEHAA will become members of the Alresford & District Show Society for 2016
and will enjoy all the advantages of membership including free admission to the
2016 Alresford Show
which was held on
Saturday 3rd September at Tichborne Park, Alresford, SO24 0PN
The final event on the NEHAA calendar will be the
2016 North East Hants Ploughing Match which will be held on
Sunday October 9th by kind permission of Neatham Farms.