Machines show off vintage era

PUBLISHED: 12:43 08 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:12 28 May 2010

The absence of the warning black and yellow tape shows the right hand panel is missing from the shelter in March’s main shopping thoroughfare

The absence of the warning black and yellow tape shows the right hand panel is missing from the shelter in March’s main shopping thoroughfare

MACHINES from a bygone era were on display at the Skylark Garden Centre in Wimblington over the weekend for its vintage show. More than 70 vintage tractors, dozens of vintage cars and motorcycles, stationary engines and steam engines were on display, incl

An impressive collection of vehicles were on display in Wimblington at the vintage show

MACHINES from a bygone era were on display at the Skylark Garden Centre in Wimblington over the weekend for its vintage show.

More than 70 vintage tractors, dozens of vintage cars and motorcycles, stationary engines and steam engines were on display, including a 1926 Foden C steam lorry, one of only a few in the world.

Alongside the machines were some heavy working horses, with ploughing exhibitions by some of the vintage tractors as well as the horses.

Away from exhibitions, people could take around the show on a vintage tractor and trailer and go inside a craft tent full of stalls, selling everything from handcrafted greeting cards to tractor parts.

There was also displays from bygone eras, such as the fen ice skates from the 1800s and collections of rare toys including a model railway, as well as a display of alpacas, ferrets and owls.


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