Vintage machinery show ploughs through the weather for East Anglian Air Ambulance

Despite the miserable weather visitors and participants try to make the most of the second day of the Little Ellingham Vintage Working Show.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY. Despite the miserable weather visitors and participants try to make the most of the second day of the Little Ellingham Vintage Working Show. Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Sunday, August 10, 2014
6:02 PM

Tractor rides, vehicle displays and vintage machinery was all on show as an agricultural show celebrated its 12th year.

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Little Ellingham Vintage Working Weekend saw mixed fortunes this weekend after respledent Saturday weather was replaced by a deluge on Sunday.

But that didn’t stop visitors pouring into the Rocklands Road site over both days, with funds raised for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Richard Baker, organiser, started the event after paramedics from the charity helped his eldest daughter in 2002.

It has since raised more than £15,000 for the cause with its annual display of vintage farming machinery, farm animals, working demonstrations and craft stalls.

Mr Baker said this year’s event had been a success, despite the weather.

“We had a wonderful day on Saturday with 40 plus vehicles on the tractor ride and a lot of people through the gates.

“Sunday was very different with the weather but we didn’t let that stop us. We still had the ploughing competition going and our Land Rover boys were out in the mud.

“The Air Ambulance is a wonderful thing and it’s a really worthwhile cause, especially for us who are working with machinery and in the outdoors,” he said.

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