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Pioneering hybrid car to be star of Woolpit Green Fair

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Woolpit is hosting a Green Fair on Saturday featuring a special appearance from a pioneering hybrid car.

In 1973, Woolpit resident Jean Aldous, co-founder of the Electric Vehicles Development Group, embarked on a journey from London to Paris to show hybrid cars were a viable alternative to pure petrol engines.


Fitting a Ford Escort with a petrol lawn mower engine and a rechargeable electric motor, her team completed the trip, proving the technology is practical to use.

The engine has since been transferred to a Transit van, which will be on show at the fair on Saturday.

In addition to the remarkable engine, the fair, organised by Time Team archeologist Dr Helen Geake, will include stalls, a green cafe, live music and much more.

The fair takes place from 9.30am to 2pm on Saturday October 3.


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