Weeting steam rally pulls a large crowd

The 48th Weeting Steam Engine Rally is being held MEP Vicky Ford is seen with Richard Parrott on a C

The 48th Weeting Steam Engine Rally is being held MEP Vicky Ford is seen with Richard Parrott on a Charles Burrell engine - Credit: Archant

An annual event dedicated to the world of steam engines and classic vehicles of all sizes and shapes is being held this weekend.

The 48th Weeting Steam Engine Rally and Country Show has drawn thousands of people on its first two days as people enjoyed seeing a vast array of tractors, steam engines and classic cars.

And one of the stars of the show at Weeting, near Brandon is a giant Finnish steam locomotive.

Today at 2pm the rally was officially opened by MEP Vicky Ford, who enjoyed a ride on what is believed to be the oldest surviving Charles Burrell engine, Century, with its owner Richard Parrott, owner of Fengate Farm, where the rally is being staged.

David Blackburn, the rally ringmaster, said there had been huge crowds on the first two days and the weather had been wonderful.


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On Sunday the fun continues with the Honda Goldwings, model engines, a classic car parade, the Flyin Ryan Motorcycle Stunt Show, heavy horses, vintage and military vehicles and tractor and engine parades.

For more information visit www.weetingrally.co.uk

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