Vintage vehicles at Starting Handle Club summer show in Marsham

Peter Taylor, of Buxton, near Aylsham, with his 1951 Peugeot Model 55 TN Tricycle at last year's Sta

Peter Taylor, of Buxton, near Aylsham, with his 1951 Peugeot Model 55 TN Tricycle at last year's Starting Handle Club show. - Credit: Archant

Fans of vintage tractors, stationary engines and other horticultural equipment will be able to see a range of historic vehicles next weekend.

The third Starting Handle Club summer show will be taking place on Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11 on the grounds of Orchard Cottage, Allison Street, Marsham, between 9.30am-4.30pm.

A highlight of the show will be a tractor-pulling contest, an event which has not been held in Norfolk for the past 27 years.

The attraction will include 15 competitors from across Britain with some coming from as far as Scotland.

Other events will include grain harvesting, ploughing and cultivating demonstrations, steam threshing and a display of large scale military models made by Tony Nelson from Great Bircham.


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There will also be 300 exhibitions of tractors, engines and motorbikes from the late 1800s to the 1970s.

One of the vehicles on show will be a Massey-Harris 722 combine harvester.

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Built between 1949 and 1950 it is one of only five which remain in Britain.

Club member Bob Parke, from Marsham, said: 'If we don't preserve this machinery it will be lost.'

The club has over 200 members and maintains vintage vehicles - it is the only one of its kind in Britain.

Last year the show attracted about 2,000 people and raised £3,500 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

This year it will raise money for local charities and causes.

It will cost £5 but will be free for under 15s. Call Mr Parke on 07860 174906 or visit www.startinghandlingclub.co.uk.

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