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Fawley Hill to host popular vintage festival
Published 01/03/14



A VINTAGE festival is to be held at the Fawley Hill estate for the second year running.

More than 12,500 attended last year’s event, which raised more than £150,000 for 35 charities and conservation groups. It was so successful that the beneficiaries persuaded hosts and organisers Sir William and Lady McAlpine to repeat the event.

This year’s festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18.

Attractions will include traction engines, a wide range of vintage bikes, cars, military and commercial vehicles, steam engines, planes and boats as well as animals, entertainers and live music.Visitors will also be able to enjoy steam-driven fairground rides.

Other highlights include Sam Brown and her 100 Ukuleles, the Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir, Annie and the Doughboys, the Average Wife Band and Out Of Order.

Lady McAlpine, who will also be celebrating her 70th birthday, said: “It is not a steam rally, it is a bit like the Goodwood Revival. It is anything and everything old and elderly that people want to come and stroke and play with. Everybody likes old cars and old vehicles.

“We have a large arena where traction engines and steam rollers get to play games and cars get to play. There will also be quite a lot of vintage clothing stands. We have got some tremendous surprises in store for people.”

This year’s event will begin with Rock on the Hill on the evening of Friday, May 16 when BBC Berkshire DJ Mike Read and award-winning Elvis tribute act Ben Portsmouth will be among the performers.

A buffet supper will be provided by Paul Clerehugh, chef-proprietor of the Crooked Billet in Stoke Row. Mr Clerehugh will also create a pop-up restaurant at the weekend festival.

For more information, visit www.fawleyhill.co.uk


Published 01/03/14

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