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Hundreds enjoy a a feast of classic vehicles in Haverhill

Paul McOwan with his 1953 London Transport RF Single Decker
Paul McOwan with his 1953 London Transport RF Single Decker

More than 120 vehicles were packed into the Haverhill Arts Centre car park on Sunday for the annual Historic Vehicle Rally and Road Run.

The event was organised by Haverhill Town Council in conjunction with the East Anglian Area of the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society.

Among the many vehicles on display were cars, military jeeps, commercial lorries and vans, 13 coaches, both singe and double decker, and an 100-year-old fire engine, which was the oldest vehicle on show.

More than 400 people took advantage of the free rides, which departed every 30 minutes, around town on vintage buses with the open top deck of a Bristol coach (1953) particularly in demand due to the scorching temperatures.

The road run saw more than 40 vehicles travel through the local countryside and villages.

The Mayor of Haverhlll, Cllr Tony Brown, paid tribute to everyone that was involved in organising not just the Historic Vehicle Rally, but also the Armed Forces Day that took place on Saturday (turn to pages 13 and 56 for more details and lots of photos).

He said: "Thanks must be given to all the organisers and council staff that worked extremely hard over the weekend in the hot sun to make things work so well."

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