THE 2020 Anglesey Show has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials have confirmed.

Those responsible for organising the event, which attracts thousands of people to the Mona showground in Gwalchmai each year, say they have made the decision with the "deepest regret".

A statement posted to the show's website added: "Following careful consideration, The Anglesey Agricultural Society has decided to cancel the 2020 Anglesey Show.

"This was a very difficult decision, but with strict measures now in place by the Government, this is the right decision for the health, welfare and safety of our members, visitors, exhibitors and staff. Although the show doesn't take place until August, we had to make an early decision to inform our exhibitors and with full consideration to the set-up of the Showground.

"This news is disappointing as many of you look forward to the show annually. We acknowledge that the Anglesey Show provides a stage to showcase agriculture and the farming industry locally. As a result, we as a Society will consider other options to showcase agriculture, this could be by hosting a smaller event later in the year or a virtual show. Keep an eye out on social media and our website for more information."

The Society added that anyone who purchased an e-ticket for the show will be refunded in the coming weeks.

Traders and sponsors can also request a full refund or transfer to secure a place on the 2021 show.

The statement added: "We will now start on planning for an even bigger and better show next year. Put that date in your diary - August 10 and 11, 2021.

"The Society would like to thank the members, visitors and exhibitors for their continued support. We look forward to seeing you in 2021. We hope you and your families keep safe during these troubling times."