Organisers call time on Fenland rally that has raised �30,000 for charity

ORGANISERS have called time on The Walpole Steam Rally meaning this summer’s event, the 11th, will have been the last.

“Will no longer be running in the future” says a stark notice on the rally’s website of an event that has raised �30,000 for charity over the years.

“We would like to thank everyone who helped out with the running of the events over the many years and to all the attractions that made the weekend a great time.”

One of the main beneficiaries has been the East Anglian Air Ambulance who was recently presented with a �6,000 cheque from chairman Mark Davey. It included �900 from an event held by a caravan club in the town of March and some money still left in the kitty.

Blame for the closure of the event - held over two days in July - has been put on the pressures of finding younger committee members.

Visitors praised this year’s event which a selection of some fine and rare vintage tractors.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter