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Vintage vehicles in Hobeach and a talented woodworker 25 years ago in 1996

Vintage vehicles paraded through Holbeach town centre for their first ever rally 25 years ago.

Residents were surprised by the various vintage cars, lorries, tractors, motorbikes and steam engines on display.

Vehicles were also present from the Royal Air Force and United States Army.

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Fairground rides kept children busy.

A Gedney Hill youngster celebrated starting his first job by winning a top award for his crafting skills in 1996.

James Coles received a highly commended certificate from judges at the East of England Show in Peterborough.

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nostagia 10/08/21 (50080314)

He created an 18th century reproduction Sheraton writing table while studying for a City and Guilds in furniture at the Isle College in Wisbech.

He had just left college to start his first full-time job as a cabinet maker at Holbeach firm Halstead and Fowler.

He had been interested in woodwork since his time at Spalding Grammar School.

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