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Gillingham Transport Rally draws in the crowds

Gillingham Transport Rally.

Picture: James Bass

Gillingham Transport Rally. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk © 2015

The threat of bad weather did not stop car enthusiasts from attending the annual Gillingham Transport Rally on Sunday.

Held at the village hall, the event saw a wide variety of vehicles go on display including classic cars, tractors, military vehicles and traction engines.

“It went really well and we had a really good turn out,” said Daniel Snowling, who has organised the event for the past three years. “There’s always a good selection of vehicles on show.”

A tombola and family activities including a bouncy castle and face painting entertained the crowds with the event raising money for the upkeep of the village hall.

However after a few hours of the event starting, the rain started to fall.

Mr Snowling, who exhibits old military vehicles, said: “It was a shame as it takes a lot of planning and effort to organise and we only had a good couple of hours. But we had a good amount through the gate.

“We get a lot of positive feedback from those who exhibit and they say it’s their favourite rally. It’s really friendly and has an old school atmosphere.”

The rally will be returning again next year when it will be celebrating its 20th year.


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