Downpours force cancellation of Stradsett Park Vintage Rally near Downham Market

Popular West Norfolk event is called off for only the second time in its history

The annual vintage vehicle rally at Stradsett due to take place over the weekend has been called-off.

Organisers have had to cancel the 37th rally for only the second time in its history and blame the recent downpours for having to stop the show.

'The field is just so wet and there's more rain forecast. It takes a whole year to organise and it's such a shame,' said Gordon Carson of the National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club.

'We can't re-schedule it for later in the year because it will clash with other things,' he added.

The show is a popular event and attracts thousands of visitors to look at a range of vintage vehicles and other attractions.

Mr Carson said the show had only been cancelled because of the foot-and-mouth outbreak and prior to that because of bad weather.

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It was to have been held on Sunday and Monday at the Stradsett estate between Downham Market and Swaffham.

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