Mr Alan Clayton, the proud owner of a 1936 Railton 11 Drophead car, made the journey into Tottington High School in order to help us to publicise our Vintage Extravaganza which will be held in the school grounds on Sunday, April 26 2009. The gates will be open between 10am and 4pm and we do hope that you will join us - a good day is certainly guaranteed!
Alan has lovingly restored this vehicle over the past four and a half years. The car was located on the Isle of Man, having languished for 35 years on the island, since the end of the Second World War. The Railton's original owner went out to fight in the world conflict and unfortunately did not return. Alan has found the restoration hard work, but very worthwhile. We were very grateful to Mr Clayton for sparing the time to help us in this way and we look forward to welcoming him in sunny (we hope) April!
The event is gearing up to be quite a spectacle, with our star attractions - a 35 foot Mortier Dance Organ, a steam bus, steam traction engine and the Yelloway Travelling Museum.
As well as vintage and classic cars, we have London Buses (Routemasters), Vintage Fire Engines, and military vehicles. Bury ARTS team are bringing their paint balling and wall climbing apparatus - some and test your accuracy and dexterity!
There is a craft fayre and the caring organisations are in attendance too. We have musical entertainment, refreshments and a barbecue to sustain the inner man. A licensed bar will be on site too.
Entertainment is provided by fairground rides, paint balling, wall climbing, arcade games, sumo wrestling and a giant slide, to name but a few.
This year we have been lucky enough to have CROCODILE JOE with us and you can have your photograph taken with his reptilian and arachnid friends - IF YOU DARE. Shows will start around 1pm.
Entry is by programme, on sale at the gate; £2 for adults and £1 concessions CHILDREN UNDER 5 FREE. A portion of the proceeds of the sale will go to local charity.
Come down and enjoy a good day out for all the family.