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VIDEO: Thousands roll up for Woolpit Steam despite Sunday’s weather wash-out




Despite Sunday’s weather wash-out, the rain failed to dampen the spirits of Woolpit Steam rally which pulled in the crowds in aid of good causes.

The annual weekend event attracted about 4,000 people who were transported to a bygone age through a cavalcade of vintage vehicles and eye-catching displays.

Woolpit Steam 2015 ANL-150531-120829009
Woolpit Steam 2015 ANL-150531-120829009

The 28-year-old show at Warren Farm, in Wetherden raises thousands of pounds for scores of local charities.

David Seeley, who organises Woolpit Steam with help from brothers Gerald and Andrew, said: “We had a good weekend and people thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

“The sorts of numbers we would normally expect on a Sunday which is traditionally the busier day they all came on Saturday because the forecast was for periods of rain.”

Highlights of the rally included a one-off display of early Barford & Perkins petrol motor rollers from 1905 to 1933.

Woolpit Steam 2015''Pictured: Monty (5), Felicity (6) and Rufus (3) Johnson enjoying their day out ANL-150531-121225009
Woolpit Steam 2015''Pictured: Monty (5), Felicity (6) and Rufus (3) Johnson enjoying their day out ANL-150531-121225009

The working demonstrations proved popular with a wood sawing display and farm machinery drawing the crowds.

There were steam traction engines, vintage cars and motorcycles as well as commercial and military vehicles.

Meanwhile, a fun fair offered fun for all the family with electric yachts, dodgems, side stalls and Punch and Judy.

For more pictures, see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.

Woolpit Steam 2015''Pictured: James Peter Brett with his 4 inch Burrell traction engine called Sybil ANL-150531-121046009
Woolpit Steam 2015''Pictured: James Peter Brett with his 4 inch Burrell traction engine called Sybil ANL-150531-121046009


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