Bee Kemball spoke to EADT last week after this years Suffolk Show, her last as Show Director.
“What a fantastic two days it has been.
The people are what make this show so great every single year, and that means everyone, from the volunteers, to the staff, to the people who come through the gates beaming with smiles.
It is important people understand the importance of agriculture, how it helps our lives – you should always know where your food comes from, and by doing so it helps keep things to the highest possible standard.
Coming to the end of her three-year tenure, Bee will hand over the baton to deputy director Bruce Kerr – but as she said, that doesn’t mean it will stop her from returning.
Just because I’m standing aside doesn’t mean I won’t be returning to the show I love,” she said. “Next year I suspect I’ll be coming along in my flip flops and sunglasses with an ice cream in hand.
I’ve been involved with the show since I was 18 years old, more than 30 years ago. I still love it just as much.
My father and grandfather were both stewards – the beautiful thing about the show is that it is a generational thing – for both staff and visitors, the joy of the show is passed on.”