Woolpit Steam Rally ready to open doors

The annual Woolpit Steam Rally will take place this weekend.
The annual Woolpit Steam Rally will take place this weekend.
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This weekend promises to be fun for all the family with the return of the annual Woolpit Steam Rally.

The event, which takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, will be held at Warren Farm, Wetherden.

There will be a special display of Ferguson tractors and implements by the Ferguson Club to celebrate the many anniversaries associated with the introduction of new models.

These include the Ferguson Brown from 1936, Grey Fergie in 1946 and from 10 years later the Ferguson 35.

On top of that, the club’s own 30-year anniversary will be celebrated.

Other displays on show will include around 20 pre-1930 tractors, with a further 70 up to 1965 also expected.

Steam traction engines, vintage cars and motorcycles, commercial and military vehicles will also be represented in a wide variety of forms.

Those that are interested in purchasing gifts or that are in need of an elusive part can browse through the 50 craft, trade and jumble stalls.

For younger visitors, a fun fair will be present that includes electric yachts, dodgems and side stalls, together with a Punch and Judy act.

There will also be hot and cold food, a licensed bar and ice cream sellers.

Gates will open at 10am on both days and close at 5pm.

Admission for adults is £5.00 on Saturday and £6.00 on Sunday, while it is £2.00 for children on either day.

Car parking is free and the show can be accessed easily from the A14.

Those on the eastbound carriageway should take Junction 47a and those heading westbound need Junction 49.

Twelve months ago, the event raised £12,400 for 20 local charities.