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Nostalgia for car enthusiasts at Swaffham's classic show

Swaffham’s Recreation Ground was full of classic cars on Sunday including a vintage Rolls Royce and Bentley, Morris Minors and Minis.

East Anglian Practical Classics club teamed up with Swaffham Town Council to stage the third Classic Car Show and Family Fun Day.

As well as the cars, an auction took place with one enthusiast pleased to become the owner of a new restoration project in the shape of a rare four-wheel Reliant Robin.

Nick Martin
Nick Martin

Swaffham mayor Jill Skinner said: “It was a great day, well-attended with about 130 classic cars ranging from old to modern.

“There was a car boot and a good selection of craft stalls. Helen our auctioneer always mesmerises the crowd.

“Plenty of fun for all the family and a big thank you for all those who helped make it successful.”

Bill Baxter
Bill Baxter

Organisers thanked Abel Homes Limited for sponsoring the event as well as LG Motor Services who sponsored the Shields for winning cars. Lynda and Robert Powley also assisted with organising the cars.

Sue Dent, events and projects support officer for Swaffham Town Council, said: “Regardless of size, the cars couldn’t have looked better gleaming in the sunshine.

“It was great to see some of the ‘not quite so old’ cars that still bring back memories and to be able to speak to the owners who were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

“A fantastic turnout of visitors with a steady stream all day admiring the amazing classic cars, browsing the stalls and maybe picking up a bargain at the car boot sale, autojumble and auction.”

Simon Baxter
Simon Baxter

The event raises funds for improving Open Spaces facilities across Swaffham.

Town councillor Ian Pilcher said: “ I am the right age to reminisce on the vintages! There was a splendid range on display and some amazing concours d’elegance.

“Also the Motor Jumble was very popular and several stalls seemed to be pleased with the good attendance.”

On behalf of the fundraising committee for the Classic Car Event on Sunday, Sheila Lister and Councillor Colin Houghton presented a cheque for £200 to Pam Tallon, the winner of the Lucky Brochure draw.

Sheila Lister, Pam Tallon and Colin Houghton(15906788)
Sheila Lister, Pam Tallon and Colin Houghton(15906788)

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