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Success drives Thetford's Wheels on the Field




Sunday’s Wheels on the Field event saw thousands of visitors take a look at a range of motoring marvels.

The free event on Barnham Cross Common, on the outskirts of Thetford, was in aid of East Coast Truckers, a charity which provides outings for disabled and disadvantaged children throughout East Anglia.

Sharon Thompson, the organiser of the event, said: “It was just amazing and I’m really pleased it went down so well with people,

“We estimated we had about 4,000 people throughout the day, which is just brilliant.”

All manner of cars, bikes and trucks were at the show for visitors to see inside and outPicture by Mark Westley
All manner of cars, bikes and trucks were at the show for visitors to see inside and outPicture by Mark Westley

A wide range of cars, motorbikes and trucks were on display to view and there was even an appearance from the ‘Queen Mary’ showman steam engine from Thetford’s Charles Burrell Museum.

Thetford mayor, Cllr Brenda Canham, also supported the day, which had fairground rides, bouncy castles as well as lots of family fun.

More than £2,000 was raised for the charity and Sharon thanked all the people who brought their vehicles to the common.

Lindsey and Guy Sanford with Ted and Toby, from Mildenhall, with some of the cars on display at the showPicture by Mark Westley
Lindsey and Guy Sanford with Ted and Toby, from Mildenhall, with some of the cars on display at the showPicture by Mark Westley

She said: “Also, an absolutely massive thank you to everybody who helped out on the day, we couldn’t have done it without them and a big thank you to everybody that came, it was a real community project.”

The success of the event has brought up the question of plans for next year.

Sharon said: “I think we have to seriously think about making it an annual event, we have been asked by everybody if we are doing it next year.

“We didn’t use all of the common either, so there is room for expansion for the next Wheels on the Field.”

For more pictures from Wheels on the Field, see this week's Bury Free Press.



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