Great turnout for the annual Steam Rally event
THE 34th annual Haddenham Steam Rally went without a hitch last weekend. More than 12,000 people came to the two-day event from as far afield as Dorset and Scarborough to see model tractors, steam engines and a heavy horse show. Rally secretary Denise Yo
THE 34th annual Haddenham Steam Rally went without a hitch last weekend.
More than 12,000 people came to the two-day event from as far afield as Dorset and Scarborough to see model tractors, steam engines and a heavy horse show.
Rally secretary Denise Young said one of the highlights of the weekend was the Wall of Death, the first time motorbike stunt artists have performed at the event. Wall of Death involves motorbikes and a go kart whizzing round a circular track, set at a death-defying angle of almost 90 degrees.
The warm weather along with the Wall of Death attracted even more visitors than usual to the event. Mrs Young said: "It went from one extreme to the other. Last year we had people filling up holes with bark to try and stop the wet ground, this year the ground was so dry we had to put sand down."
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While members of the steam rally committee were clearing up the morning after, a lady came looking for her young daughter's 'musical sunshine' toy. Organisers did not take the lady's name or number but would like the Ely Standard to let her know that the toy has been found. To arrange collection please call Denise Young on 01487 842771.
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