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Cheshire Show pays its tribute to John
11:40am Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
THE Cheshire Show has paid tribute to its late president, John Platt, who died earlier this month.
Allostock farmer Tony Garnett, chairman of Cheshire Agricultural Society, told the Guardian John’s work revitalised the show.
“For many years John was recognised as one of Cheshire’s leading dairy farmers, but more so for his dedication to the Cheshire Agricultural Society,” he said.
“He was also greatly involved in the Young Farmer’s movement, Reaseheath College, The University of Chester and many other organisations.
“His hard work and perseverance took the Cheshire Show from the brink of extinction in the 1970s to one of the country’s most prestigious county shows – for which he will always be remembered.
“John’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm contributed to the excellence of the show and the stability of Cheshire Agricultural Society.
“Despite the sad loss of John he will remain an inspiration for all those involved in the Cheshire Show and Cheshire Agricultural Society.”