December 5 2013 Latest news:
Dominic Bareham, senior reporter
Sunday, August 11, 2013
The organisers of an annual display of vintage agricultural machinery were delighted with the turnout after more than 1,000 people turned up on Sunday.
The Little Ellingham Vintage Working Weekend, held in Rocklands Road, had already attracted 500 visitors within a couple of hours of starting on Saturday to see displays of steam engines, vintage tractors, cars and commercial vehicles and on Sunday the show was even busier.
Organiser Richard Baker said: “We were inundated with people, everything was working, everything went tickety-boo. We had a wonderful weekend to be honest with you and we are hoping for fine weather on Monday to get everything cleared up.”
Saturday’s events were topped off with a road run involving 90 tractors on a route that included the villages of Hingham, Great Ellingham and Rocklands.
There was a display of 30 shire horses, along with a selection of motorbikes, a dog show, tractor ploughing, working demonstrations, trade stands, craft stalls and a tombola.
The show, which is in its 11th year, raises money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Mr Baker said the charity was chosen because of the efforts of paramedics who helped his daughter Sarah Inward, 32, after she was involved in an accident where a horse rolled on top of her 11 years ago.
Mr Baker said some of the machinery dated back to the 1930s and the show was held because, as a farmer himself, he wanted to showcase agricultural work and some of the farming equipment.