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Fete and Vintage Fair 2011

The weather forecast for this year turned out to be accurate: sunny with a few brief showers.
These did not dampen the atmosphere and did boost refreshment sales in the village hall!
rows of cars
rows of carsrows of cars
Scroll down or follow the links below to see the
real stars of the event - the vehicles!


Steam engines Motorbikes Cars Lorries other attractions

steam engines Due to the grass being wet this 1926 Avelling Steam Roller had to stay on the car park.
For technical reasons (the webmaster forgot to photograph it this year!) this picture is one from the 2007 event.

Below are pictures of two of the scale model engines.
scale model steam traction engine scale model steam traction engine
scale model steam traction engine rides scale model steam traction engine rides


Classic Motorbikes

Steam engines Motorbikes Cars Lorries other attractions
1953 BSA Bantam trials bike
nearest camera is a1953 BSA Bantam trials bike
behind it is a Greeves Special 350 cc
1961 Triumph Tiger 650
1961 Triumph Tiger 650
1970 MZ
a German MZ (Motorrad und Zweiradwerk) with it's sidecar
on the correct side for the German market
Below are a pair of 1959 Velocette Venoms.
These had a single, 500 cc cylinder and a legendary reputation for speed and endurance.
1n 1961 a Velocette "clubman" Venom 500 set a still-unbeaten record of an average speed of 10005 m.p.h. over a 24 hour period - Google it if you don't believe me!
1959 Velocette Venom 500

1959 Velocette Venom 500
another 1959 Velocette Venom 500
another 1959 Velocette Venom 500
- note the famous "fishtail" silencer.


Steam engines Motorbikes Lorries other attractions


Classic Cars

1928 Humber 14/40
"1928 Humber 14/40"
1933 Austin 10
1933 Austin 10
1934 Austin 7 Sports Special
1934 Austin 7 Sports Special
1935 Morris 8
1935 Morris 8
1938 Hillman Minx
1938 Hillman Minx
1943 Willys Jeep
1943 Willys Jeep
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1954 Sunbeam Talbot
1959 Bentley S2
a beautifully styled 1959 Bentley S2
1961 Rover P4
the classic 1961 Rover P4
1966 Volvo
1966 Volvo
1970 Land Rover series IIa
1970 Land Rover series IIa - still the best 4 x 4 by far!
2 Morris Minors
2 examples of the Alec Issagonis designed
Morris Minor, a saloon from 1969 and a convertible from 1971
1972 Morris Minor van
1972 Morris Minor van
1986 Mini Cooper
a 1986 example of a REAL, Alec Issagonis-designed Mini Cooper like the ones seen in the real "Italian Job" film


Steam engines Motorbikes Cars other attractions


Classic Commercials


1952 Bedford and 1953 Morris
on the left a 1952 Bedford "O" Type and a 1953 ex-army Morris
1953 Austin K9
1953 Austin K9
1960 Ford Thames pick-up
Ford Thames pick-up - it's what he had before Tansits!
1964 Austin Gypsy fire tender
1964 Austin Gypsy fire tender.
Jim's Swing Band gave a brilliant performance of a range of favourites, including many Glen Miller pieces.

They put us in the mood (apologies for the pun) for a fun afternoon.
swing band
tug of war
Red, white and blue on the left, The Elms' team on the right
The inter-pub tug of war proved popular. The Men's event was won by The Elms whilst the Red, White and Blue won the ladies' event by defeating the team from Calf Heath Marina.
Pictures of the ladies' teams bending over were not considered appropriate for this website. (Oh OK, I forgot to take any!)
tug of war
The Elms' on the left, Calf Heath Marina's team on the right
tug of war
The Red, white anW Blue team getting (unsuccessfully)stuck in
quad bikes
The children's quad bikes proved a popular attraction.
Other attractions not shown included:
Lichfield and District Dog Training Society's Dog Agility and Fly Ball display (I was too busy marshalling exhibition vehicles on to the site to take pictures of them!).

We were also treated to displays by:
Cannock Corps of Drums, the children's school of dance, our local primary schools and cheer leaders.
(These were not photographed for the website for child protection reasons.)
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