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Thousands of people descended on a West Norfolk park this week as one of the area's biggest public events made its long-awaited return.

It had been three long years since the previous Stradsett Park Vintage Rally was staged, with the Covid pandemic forcing the event's cancellation in both 2020 and 2021.

But, despite an unexpected challenge caused by the unexplained removal of some of its promotional banners, visitors still flocked to the site from around the country for the event on Sunday and Monday.

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Stradsett Park Vintage Rally 2022.. (56389583)

The rally is organised by the National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club's East Anglian group.

Its chairman, Gordon Carson, said: "We've had a fantastic weekend. A lot of people were saying it was the best ever."

Attendance was reported to be on par with pre-Covid levels with around 6,000 people paying for admission over the two days, while under-16s were allowed free entry.

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Stradsett Park Vintage Rally 2022.. (56389595)

Some visitors travelled from as far afield as Kent and Cheshire to enjoy the spectacle.

Mr Carson said: "It's a stunning setting in this park.

"It's just a pleasure to see all these people come from all over the country, even with the fuel costs, to enjoy this show."

Officials believe they will be able to donate thousands of pounds to good causes, despite losses incurred from the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 rallies.

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Stradsett Park Vintage Rally 2022.. (56389593)

The main charity beneficiary is the East Anglian Air Ambulance, though other good causes will also share in the proceeds.

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