Thursday, 24 August 2017

Thousands flock to steam rally

MORE than 15,000 people visited this year’s Woodcote Rally.

The event, now in its 51st year, began on Friday night with a free concert by rock band Fracture and continued until Sunday afternoon.

It is thought to have raised about £10,000 for good causes in the village.

There were more than 600 exhibits including 64 steam engines, 148 tractors, 200 vintage and classic cars and 24 military vehicles. Other attractions included arts, crafts and food tents, a magic show, horse and bird of prey displays, a bouncy castle and a climbing wall.

Hot air balloons were due to fly over the site on the first two evenings but had to hover while staked to the ground due to high winds.

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