Head down to Haddenham for a rally good time this weekend!

Haddenham Steam Rally, John Kebble from Stowmarket

Haddenham Steam Rally, John Kebble from Stowmarket - Credit: Archant

The annual Haddenham Steam Rally returns this weekend - with a packed agenda of fun and festivities.

Rally chairman Kelvin Young said: “Among the delights on display will be both full size and miniature steam traction engines, 150 vintage tractors, bygone collections, more than 200 vintage cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and heavy horses, alongside a selection of trade stands, craft stalls and refreshments.

“We are also pleased to announce that for the first time, children under 16 will be given free entry when with a paying adult. We hope that this will encourage more families to join our fun and friendly rally experience.”

The annual Haddenham Heavy Horse show celebrates its 27th anniversary on Sunday, with competitors from across the country. Heavy horses can be seen at work on both days.

Other working demonstrations for visitors to enjoy include steam ploughing, threshing, baling, stone crushing, wood sawing, corn milling and the popular vintage road making display.

Mr Young said: “We are also delighted to welcome Pauline Reader and her dancers back again for your dancing pleasure, as well as the sound of Dr Busker.

“There will be a funfair with modern rides plus traditional Chairoplanes owned by the Starmer family, Michael Rule’s Steam Gallopers, built by Savage of King’s Lynn and powered by a Tidman steam centre engine, as well as Ken Fox’s magnificent Wall of Death.”

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As ever, there will be displays by the Fenland Marine Model Group, the Cambridge City branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club and Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Entry for the event, on Saturday and Sunday, is £10 for adults, £8 for concessions, with children under 16 free with a paying adult. On-site camping is available at £45, although pre-booking is advisable. Free car parking.

For further information, visit www.haddenhamsteamrally.co.uk

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