Steam fair draws the crowds

It was full steam ahead for one of Lancashire's most popular events.

Sunday, 28th May 2017, 1:41 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:39 pm
from left, Sally Hunt, eight, Ella-Jane Wilkinson, four and Joe Hunt, ten at the Chipping Steam Fair

The three-day Chipping Steam Fair proved a big draw once again as visitors flocked to picturesque Forest of Bowland village.

There was something for everyone as steam engines, tractors and more provided fun for all the family.

Attractions inc​l​uded a ​steam engine procession through the village, ​birds of prey demonstration and flights​, live music and dancing, ​ ​dog and duck herding, ​and an air cadets marching band​.

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from left, Sally Hunt, eight, Ella-Jane Wilkinson, four and Joe Hunt, ten at the Chipping Steam Fair

​There were also donkey rides, ​a ​funfair, ​indoor and outdoor stalls, an art competition and live demonstrations.​​

​A shuttle bus ​ran between the village and ​the Green Lane showground ​to ferry visitors around.

The event is continuing today and tomorrow. ​

Organisers are always seeking volunteers ​and have asked anyone interested to contact them​ on 01995​ 61866.

Alicia Lythgoe, three at the Chipping Steam Fair
from left, Sally Hunt, eight, Ella-Jane Wilkinson, four and Joe Hunt, ten at the Chipping Steam Fair
Alicia Lythgoe, three at the Chipping Steam Fair