Sun shines as Scorton Vintage Steam Fair turns 10

April Kemp, three from Leyland at Scorton Steam Fair

April Kemp, three from Leyland at Scorton Steam Fair

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Thousands of visitors rolled into Scorton for the one of the largest vintage steam fairs in the north west.

Founder of the two-day event Paul Whittingham this year promised an action-packed programme to celebrate the traditional family event’s 10th anniversary.

Organisers teamed up with the Rosemere Cancer Foundation to raise funds for the charity to mark the date, which also coincided with Father’s Day.

Spectators enjoyed a number of highlights from jousting team the Knights of the Damned to lawnmower racing, the ferret show and Thomas Longton from One Man and his Dog, who demonstrated sheep and duck herding.

There was a brilliant turnout of vehicles and children could enjoy a fair with a ferris wheel, bouncy slide and obstacle course, dodgems plus quad bikes and bungee trampolines.

Bilsborrow YFC proved victorious in the tug of war competition.

Organiser Craig Whittingham added: “It was a great weekend – lots of fun, fantastic atmosphere, very positive feedback.

“It all made for a special anniversary but planning is now already underway for next year!”