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WET weather and the Olympics didn’t stop hundreds of people from visiting this year’s Weston Steam and Country Fayre last weekend.

A flypast by a Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance helicopter was one of the highlights for classic vehicle enthusiasts who attended the event, now in its fourth year.

Jenny Newell,  winner of the Carrington 2012 junior stationary engine category at Weston Steam and Country Fayre. Photo: SG040712-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Jenny Newell, winner of the Carrington 2012 junior stationary engine category at Weston Steam and Country Fayre. Photo: SG040712-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

More than 30 vintage lorries, cars, tractors and motorcycles were on display, as well as about 15 stationary engines.

Attractions also included produce, sweet and bric-a-brac stalls, a pound-in-the-envelope competition and a gazebo challenge, where teams had to put up the outdoor ornament in the quickest time possible.

Event organiser Peter Tyers said: “It went okay, considering the wet weather and the fact that a major sporting occasion was going on, which didn’t help us.

“There was a really good atmosphere.

Kingfisher model boat club members Cliff Chapman, Amy Turner, Chris Rate, Brian Moore and John Acres.  Photo: SG040712-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Kingfisher model boat club members Cliff Chapman, Amy Turner, Chris Rate, Brian Moore and John Acres. Photo: SG040712-TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

“people were laughing and joking, and I’ve had a lot of feedback, which has all been very good.

“People were saying that if they hadn’t have come to the fayre, they would have been stuck in the house and not have had so much fun.

“A number of people came up to me, shook me by the hand and said ‘you did a really good job.’”

As in previous years, the event was aimed at raising money for Spalding LIVES First responders, as well as Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Mr Tyers said: “I was very pleased with the number of enthusists who turned up with their vehicles, including some from Norfolk.

“Considering the circumstances, I think we did very well.”