PHOTO GALLERY: Henham Park show proves a huge success

The flying community pulled together to ensure the annual Wings and Wheels show, which took place today, was a success.

Halesworth Lions Club, which organises the hugely popular light aircraft and classic car show held at Henham Park, near Southwold, feared the worst when it discovered that not one, but two of the three air display teams due to perform were unable to make today's event.

One team had a plane with a broken engine, the other had a pilot with a broken leg.

But, with less than 24 hours until the gates opened, the organisers had managed to secure replacements.

'People in the flying community truly pulled together and dug us out of a whole,' said Lions chairman John Wood, who spent the day helping the traffic controller guide 24 planes to the site.

'We are so incredibly grateful for all the help we got and we had a fantastic day. I'm told that we had more people coming through the gate this year and the weather was just superb. We are so pleased.'

Around 5,000 people were expected to descend on Henham Park for the show which takes place courtesy of the Earl of Stradbroke. As well as aircraft, a total of 400 classic vehicles turned up and the event raised thousands of pounds for the Lions' chosen charities.

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