Classic tractors run around Grimston

Vintage Tractor Run from Manor Farm Grimston. IAO St Botolph's Church funds. ANL-160619-192553009
Vintage Tractor Run from Manor Farm Grimston. IAO St Botolph's Church funds. ANL-160619-192553009

More than forty vintage tractors rallied around Grimston at the weekend for their annual tractor run and country fair in aid of Friends of St Botolph’s Church.

Around 500 people saw the tractors off on Sunday morning and 1,500 people came along to the country fair at Manor Farm later in the afternoon.

Vintage Tractor Run from Manor Farm Grimston. IAO St Botolph's Church funds. Pictured Steam Tractor Lady Ellena with owner  Mike Plumb. ANL-160619-193020009

Vintage Tractor Run from Manor Farm Grimston. IAO St Botolph's Church funds. Pictured Steam Tractor Lady Ellena with owner Mike Plumb. ANL-160619-193020009

Roger Haywood, secretary of the Friends of St Botolph’s Church, said: “The tractors had an excellent drive - they stopped off at Massingham village green for lunch.”

This year marked the sixth year of the event, which included craft stalls, pottery demons and a hog roast in the country fair part of the day.

The fair also offered the opportunity for locals to put their vintage machinery on display; Robbie Kingshott brought his restored vintage petrol pump and Graham Thaxton exhibited his 1965 BSA Spitfire Motorcycle on the day (pictured left).

Mr Haywood added: “Everyone had a great time and the place was heaving. We are looking to running this event again. It’s very valuable to the Friends of St Botolph’s.”

Vintage Tractor Run from Manor Farm Grimston. IAO St Botolph's Church funds.Pictured Jenny and Thomas Peart. ANL-160619-192410009

Vintage Tractor Run from Manor Farm Grimston. IAO St Botolph's Church funds.Pictured Jenny and Thomas Peart. ANL-160619-192410009

Vintage Tractor Run from Manor Farm Grimston. IAO St Botolph's Church funds.Pictured  ' Pitt stop "FLtoR Robbie Kingshott with his restored vintage petrol pum. Graham Thaxton with his 1965 BSA Spitfire Motorcycle. ANL-160619-192919009

Vintage Tractor Run from Manor Farm Grimston. IAO St Botolph's Church funds.Pictured ' Pitt stop "FLtoR Robbie Kingshott with his restored vintage petrol pum. Graham Thaxton with his 1965 BSA Spitfire Motorcycle. ANL-160619-192919009