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Classic cars help fête to be best

Graham Draper's 1928 Donnet and John White's Fiat 500L at the fete SUS-140730-091901001

Graham Draper's 1928 Donnet and John White's Fiat 500L at the fete SUS-140730-091901001

MORE than 60 vintage and classic vehicles were among the highlights of this year’s fête and dog show in Middleton.

The much-loved cars and vans returned to the annual community occasion after an absence of several years to the delight of the crowds.

Richard Armstead, organiser of the classic car section, said: “We had some exceptional cars on display.

“They ranged from a 1928 Donnet through many famous marques including Bentley, Jaguar, Riley, Morgan and MG, plus everyday cars from the pre-war era such as Standard, Austin and Morris.

“They were all supported by other favourites which dated to the latter part of the last century.

“Owners were kept busy throughout the day discussing the finer points of their charges with the record number of visitors.”

The fête and dog show was held on Shrubbs Field on Sunday. It raised several thousand pounds, to be divided between the Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and the upkeep of the Jubilee Hall, Middleton.

One of the fête’s organisers, Joyce Weston, said: “We must have had in excess of 2,000 people on the field.

“I’ve never seen so many. It was absolutely fantastic.”

Arena events included pom-pom displays, a band and dancers. There were also 36 stalls raising money for various causes as well as owls and many refreshments.

 

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