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Cars on the Green in Bardwell doubles its attendance

Bardwell, Suffolk. Cars on Green on the Village Green, Bardwell with 110 cars ranging in ages from 1910 pictured is ANL-140525-224215009

Bardwell, Suffolk. Cars on Green on the Village Green, Bardwell with 110 cars ranging in ages from 1910 pictured is ANL-140525-224215009

Organiser David Ruffles said the event, which raised more than £6,000 for village projects, saw 110 cars on the village green - the oldest dating back to 1913.

He said: “We were absolutely over the moon with how it went - the number of people here blew us away.

“We had a great attendance last year but must have doubled it this year.

“The cars that were exhibited were from all over East Anglia - we had them from Aldeburgh, Harwich, Southend, the edges of London and Hertfordshire.

“We were at full capacity on the green although we may have been able to squeeze in an extra motorbike if we were lucky.”

Highlights of the show included a 1953 Sunbeam Rapier, a 1947 Armstrong Siddeley and a 1984 Lotus Esprit Turbo.

The money raised from the car show will go to the Friends of Bardwell Church, the Tithe Hall fund and Bardwell Cricket Club.

Although the show was a huge success, David said the event’s small size gives it a special atmosphere.

“We wouldn’t want the show to get any bigger as it would ruin the quaintness and charm of the show,” he said.

 

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