Fun in the sun at vintage rally

A great weekend was had by many with the return of the Boddington Vintage Working Weekend and Rally.

The event near Upper Boddington has been held every two years since 1969 and about 1,000 people come through the gates on Saturday and Sunday to see farming demonstrations and vintage machines on display as well as various children’s activites.

Upper Boddington Vintage Working Weekend Rally. Pictured, steam engine pulling a plough NNL-150921-104615009

Upper Boddington Vintage Working Weekend Rally. Pictured, steam engine pulling a plough NNL-150921-104615009

John Patmore was one of the organisers and said: “I think it was very successful on both days and we have had a lot of stalls who have already said they want to be back here in two years’ time.

“The Boddington Vintage Association produced an awful lot of machinery and did very well with their displays and the bar and stalls were extremely busy, with any proceeds going to the village church.

“A lot of people like the old farming equipment but there was also a lot of non-farming vehicles on display such as classic cars so it was a combination of everything.”

A feature of the weekend was the vintage association demonstrating the work of a steam plough on a 20-acre field.