HERITAGE WEEKEND: Whittlesey Festival offers Spitfire flypast and classic car displays

THIS year’s Whittlesey Festival, being held on Sunday September 11, coincides with the Heritage Weekend. It promises to be a fantastic family day out and will include a classic car show, dancing and entertainers, stalls and, a craft fair from FenCraft Fairs and a Second World War Spitfire flypast.

WITH so much to do and see at the Whittlesey Festival you will be spoilt for choice as to what to do first. With a whole programme of events running from 10am–4pm there is something for everyone.

THE number of Vintage Cars that will be on display has increased to around 50, more than double the amount from last year.

To accommodate this display the road closure will be extended up to the zebra crossing in Broad Street, meaning that the vehicles can be viewed at your leisure and in a safe environment knowing that there will be no other traffic on the road at that time.

There is also the opportunity for one lucky winner to experience a ride in a Jaguar E-Type. This year is the 50th anniversary of the model being launched at the Geneva Motor Show in 1961.


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For your chance to win all you need to do is vote for the car you would most like to keep. Ballot cards for the most popular vehicle will be placed in a separate prize draw and the winner will have the amazing experience of the ride in the E-Type.

One activity which is always extremely popular is the free face painting offered by the Whittlesey Christian Church. This takes place just outside its marquee situated on the Market Square.

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And if you like football, you can test your skills at the football speed-cage which is suitable for any age. A camera measures the speed at which you kick the ball so you can be the envy of all your friends and have lots of fun at the same time.

Continuing with the competitive theme, the scout group will be giving an archery demonstration with the opportunity for you to have a go.

In addition to the many activities and stalls that will be available the ever popular Peterborough Highland Band will again perform.

The Festival is truly an event not to missed.

• For more information about the Festival contact Pauline Edge on 01733 208414 or Jenny Parker on 01733 351005.

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