Rare classic cars on show in King’s Lynn

Heritage Open Day and Classic Car Show - Foster May (1) and mum Jenny with an MG-TF 1954 ANL-140914-234306009
Heritage Open Day and Classic Car Show - Foster May (1) and mum Jenny with an MG-TF 1954 ANL-140914-234306009

More than 200 vintage cars, some of which are more than 80 years old, will be parked up in Tuesday Market Place on Sunday, from 10am to 4pm.

Heritage open day in Lynn on Sunday - from left: Jean Housego, Lisa Heath, Rachael Dawes, Sue Pomroy and Sue Roberts. ENGANL00120130916094243

Heritage open day in Lynn on Sunday - from left: Jean Housego, Lisa Heath, Rachael Dawes, Sue Pomroy and Sue Roberts. ENGANL00120130916094243

Thousands of visitors are expected on Sunday for a free day out to enjoy a range of attractions which are aimed to celebrate the town’s rich heritage.

Vintage buses, cemetery tours, Elizabethan pirates, Vikings and militia are all part of the fun, which has been organised by Alison Gifford.

West Norfolk Council has also joined in the celebrations by opening up the Second World War air raid shelter in Tuesday Market Place along with putting on the Classic Car Day.

A range of vehicles will be on show, including the Ford Zephyr and 1930s AJS 9S. These two-seater sports cars were motorcycle manufacturers AJS’s only foray into the car market.

One of the last remaining early Ford Anglias, which was manufactured in 1949, is also set to appear.

With wooden floor and fabric roof, the vehicle offers a glimpse into post-war car production, where steel was limited.

One lucky visitor will be able to win a trip in a 1915 black Ford Model T Roadster in a special raffle, which will raise money for the Mayor’s charity: Bridge For Heroes. Tickets cost £5 per strip.

Mayor Colin Manning said: “We’re really grateful to its owner, David Bretton, for offering this special trip and I am sure there will be many people who’d love to ride in this spectacular car and help to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”

Programmes detailing the range of activities which are on offer during Sunday are available from the Custom House.

Aattractions include a lion dance by West Norfolk Chinese Association and The Nine Realms: Vikings Ahoy at the Hanse House.

Drills by Lynn sea cadets and the East Norfolk Militia will also be given during the day.

Visitors will also have the chance to help Agnes de Wesenham decide the menu for an important dinner in the Guildhall while the Nelson Shanty Men will perform in True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum.

A service of thanksgiving for the Battle of Britain will be held at 1.30pm in Tower Gardens.

Lynn Museum, The Corn Exchange, West Norfolk Islamic Centre, along with a host of churches and the Red Mount Chapel, will also be open during the day.