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Cars are the stars at Tydd St Mary show

The motor industry mixed with the countryside in Tydd St Mary where families enjoyed a rural classic car show.

Hundreds of cars, tractors, motorcycles and even a London "Routemaster" bus caught visitors' eyes spread around Glebe Playing Field.

About £5,600 was raised at the Spring Bank Holiday event for Lifeboats, Cancer Research UK and the Glebe Community Pavilion.

Organiser Alan Smith said: "It went very well and we had more cars this year than in any of the previous five years when we've held the show.

"There were some really old cars, steam engine and a great variety of other vehicles like motor bikes, scooters and tractors.

"We also had some plant stalls, children's rides, bouncy castles and swing boats.

"My dad even came along with some ice skates he had collected over the years and people were interested to learn about their place in Fenland history."

The show originally started as a way of raising money towards a new community centre after the original building was destroyed by fire in 2003.

Alan said: "We've found that people seem more enthusiastic if a certain percentage of the money is raised for major charities, not just local, community causes.

"But we want to keep the community, countryside feel of the show as well."


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