Thurlby Fen Vintage Day raises over £1,700

Andy Wyer and Tony Hallam handing the cheque to Judy From Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall Hospice. EMN-140311-113053001

Andy Wyer and Tony Hallam handing the cheque to Judy From Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall Hospice. EMN-140311-113053001

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An annual vintage day held its biggest year yet attracting hundreds of visitors to its display of vintage farming.

Set in the heart of the countryside, the successful Thurlby Fen Vintage Day took place on September 14, raising more than £1,700 for Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Families enjoyed a day full of agricultural fun, with over 40 tractors on display throughout the day for all to enjoy.

A number of farming displays took place including demonstrations of ploughing and dragging, along with the showcase of two binders and a threshing drum.

There was also a number of stalls selling farming equipment and tools, along with a book stall run by Sue Ryder.

Refreshments were on hand throughout the day, along with lots of games to entertain the children.

Organiser, Andy Wyer said, “This year’s event has been the best one so far, it was a great success and the car park was overflowing all day.

“We managed to raise a lot of money for Sue Ryder through donations from visitors, so it was a good day in all.”

Following a successful day a cheque of £1,786.76 was presented to Judy from the Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall Hospice.

Andy adds: “This event could only happen with help of the tractor drivers, friends and family and last but not least the farmer Blyane Hallam and family.”