The 46th annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza is the latest event to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The show, based at South Cerney Airfield, is one of the biggest and best steam, vintage and countryside events in the UK attracting over 20,000 visitors every year.

Scheduled to take place between Friday, July 31 and Sunday August 2, this year's event has been cancelled.

A spokesman for the show said: "The situation with Covid-19 is continuously evolving. Our initial approach was to 'Keep Calm & Carry On', as we all shared the ‘hope’ that it could continue this year.

"However, latest UK Government information indicates that further restrictions maybe implied or extended to combat the current crisis.

"We now take the stance that it would be irresponsible for us to host the 2020 show. The safety and wellbeing of our volunteers, contractors, exhibitors and visitors is paramount.

"To host a show of its magnitude requires a large provision of emergency service cover, and a lot of assistance from the military base - it would be unthinkable to apply such a burden to them at this dreadful time.

"The Extravaganza is organised by the Stroud Vintage Transport and Engine Club (S.V.T.E.C) and is one of the largest events of its kind run entirely by volunteers.

"It simply could not run without the huge support of the dedicated section leaders, exhibitors, volunteers and visitors.

"Nonetheless, it costs SVTEC a substantial amount of money to stage the popular annual show and by not taking risks, we can safeguard its future for many years to come.

"I would to like to take this opportunity to apologise for the disappointment that this announcement will undoubtedly cause, but also extend my gratitude to our volunteers and section leaders that have already put so much hard work in to this year’s show.

"However, rest assured, we look forward to returning in 2021."

Next year's show will take place from August 6-8 2021.