Bardwell groups profit from Cars on Green crowd

Cars on Bardwell Village Green with a white 1970 Morris 1000 Convertible and red 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite in the foreground
Cars on Bardwell Village Green with a white 1970 Morris 1000 Convertible and red 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite in the foreground
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The sixth Cars and Bardwell Green certainly lived up to its aim of pulling in the crowds to help village funds.

The annual car show is organised by a committee of villagers and all the village organisations use it to raise funds for everything for toilets for the church and work on the village hall to equipment for the sports club.

John and Dorothy Ruffles with two of their cars on show - Morris Oxford 1922 (left) and Morris Oxford Doctors Coupe 1925.

John and Dorothy Ruffles with two of their cars on show - Morris Oxford 1922 (left) and Morris Oxford Doctors Coupe 1925.

Show chairman David Ruffles said: “We felt like we were being invaded! We had 150 cars booked but we ended up with about 175.

“But the visiting public seemed to have come from all over East Anglia.

“We never planned it this way, but it seems to have become a firm fixture in the car show calendar.”

As well as the cars, all the village organisations had fund raising stalls and the church tower and windmill were both open to the public.

Austin Seven fans have a chat about the cars

Austin Seven fans have a chat about the cars

A flypast by the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was to have been a Hurricane but was changed on the morning of the show due to technical problems.

It was replaced by the flight’s Spitfire MkIIa which is the only airworthy one to have served in the Battle of Britain – with 266 Squadron at Wittering and then at Suffolk’s Martlesham Heath.

David said: “He arrived right on time and it was probably the only time everyone stopped talking.”

A red and white 1988 Citroen 2CV and a 1983 Lomax Bodied Boyton Super Aero which is based on the 2CV

A red and white 1988 Citroen 2CV and a 1983 Lomax Bodied Boyton Super Aero which is based on the 2CV

The Cars on Bardwell Village Green car show.

The Cars on Bardwell Village Green car show.