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Thousands flock to enjoy two-day steam rally revelry

PUBLISHED: 18:00 22 September 2019 | UPDATED: 20:38 22 September 2019

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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Thousands of people enjoyed exciting displays, attractions and parades at the 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally over the weekend.

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The popular two-day event, held at Henham Park, near Southwold, on Saturday and Sunday featured the Xtreme Stunt Team, Nigel Oakley's heavy horses, the Team Spectrum kite display team and steam roller barrel rolling.

There were hundreds of vintage, classic and custom vehicles, working steam engines, live music, the Ken Fox Wall of Death, a vintage fairground, children's entertainment as well as avenues of trade stalls and crafts.

Helen Walker, chairman of the organising committee, said: "It was really good, the weather was on our side and we had around 15,000 over the two days.

"The public steering was very popular again and we had 48 steam vehicles, which is really good for Henham.

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

"It will be back again next year on September 19/20 and planning has already begun for entertainment.

"Our committee and volunteers have once again worked tirelessly throughout the year to make this event possible and I would like to thank them for all their hard work."

As a charity, the rally raises thousands of pounds each year for local organisations including Wangford and District Community Council, Southwold (Sole Bay) Lions Club and the parochial Church Councils of Sotherton, Wangford cum Henham and Uggeshall.

Each year, the rally organisers also donate to additional charities and this year chose the Lowestoft and Waveney Samaritans, the National Trust Dunwich Heath and Beach and Girlguiding Beccles.

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally attracted thousands of visitors over the weekend Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Natel and Judy Taylor with their grandchildren Jacob and Eviee Pearson  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNNatel and Judy Taylor with their grandchildren Jacob and Eviee Pearson Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Natel Taylor with his engine   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNNatel Taylor with his engine Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Jacob Pearson having fun at the rally   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNJacob Pearson having fun at the rally Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Eviee Pearson having fun on her Grandads' engine   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNEviee Pearson having fun on her Grandads' engine Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

David Bilverstone with his Foden Steam Wagon  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNDavid Bilverstone with his Foden Steam Wagon Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A winner with his trophy in the parade  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNA winner with his trophy in the parade Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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