Bardwell groups profit from Cars on Green crowd
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.
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.
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.”