Vintage vehicles shine in the sun

Billinghay Vintage Show. David New of Leasingham with his Royal Enfield combination. EMN-151008-173052001
Billinghay Vintage Show. David New of Leasingham with his Royal Enfield combination. EMN-151008-173052001

It was a complete reversal with blazing sunshine beating down on this year’s Billinghay Vintage Show after last year’s rain-soaked wash-out.

The annual event was held for a fifth time, in the field behind the Coach and Horses pub in the village.

Billinghay Vintage Show. Lilly-May O'Doherty-Carrol 5. EMN-151008-173042001

Billinghay Vintage Show. Lilly-May O'Doherty-Carrol 5. EMN-151008-173042001

Treasurer Penny Gilbert said a total of £950 was raised for their chosen charity, the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.

The Billinghay Vintage Club, which runs the event, will present the money to the charity in the coming weeks.

Last year it rained so hard the event had to be abandoned. Despite the rain Mrs Gilbert said they still managed to raised around £300 for the charity last year. She said: “People were very generous. People in this village are always willing to chip in. We thank our sponsors and supporters.”

Husband Rod said the event went very well with a reasonable number of people through the gates during Sunday.

Billinghay Vintage Show. Cecil Atkinson and Marjorie Atkinson of Great Hale with their 1948 Morris 8 Series E. EMN-151008-173104001

Billinghay Vintage Show. Cecil Atkinson and Marjorie Atkinson of Great Hale with their 1948 Morris 8 Series E. EMN-151008-173104001

There were fundraisers from the RAF Association and the Air Ambulance as well as pony rides and games for youngsters. There was a good collection of vintage tractors, cars, motorcycles and cycles displayed by club members and visitors. There was even an example from a collector of vintage prams.

Billinghay Vintage Show. L-R John Robertson and James Brooks of Dorrington with a 1942 Wolseley engine. EMN-151008-173014001

Billinghay Vintage Show. L-R John Robertson and James Brooks of Dorrington with a 1942 Wolseley engine. EMN-151008-173014001

Billinghay Vintage Show. Fred Wright of Kelby with his 1945 Ruston Hornsby. EMN-151008-173117001

Billinghay Vintage Show. Fred Wright of Kelby with his 1945 Ruston Hornsby. EMN-151008-173117001

Billinghay Vintage Show. Sleaford Ukulele Band. EMN-151008-173029001

Billinghay Vintage Show. Sleaford Ukulele Band. EMN-151008-173029001