Betsy on display at Riverside Steam Rally

Posted On April - 17 - 2012

Betsey and the Land Rover will be there
The Riverside Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally is due to welcome thousands of people to Banks between 10am and 4pm this Saturday and Sunday (April 21 and 22).

Among the many attractions at The Riverside Leisure Complex on Southport Road will be vintage vehicles that once belonged to famous steeplejack Fred Dibnah, with 500 other cars, wagons and tractors also on display.

This will be the fourth year of the charity event which has so far raised £100,000 for worthy local causes.

There will be 22 full-size steam engines at the show including Fred Dibnah’s steam roller Betsy, while his iconic Land Rover will also be there. Motorbikes and military vehicles will also be on show.

Other attractions will include a vintage fairground, working demonstrations and hundreds of trade stands.

New attractions for 2012 are a beer tent with live music including several performances from The Lancashire Hotpots. Other acts on stage will include Tom Doughty, the Reel Gentlemen, Dave Goulder, and Live Steam. The fun tug-of-war contest will feature teams from local pubs and other organisations.

Adult tickets priced £6, children £3, with under 11s free.

Head over to their web site for more details.

Also see details of last year’s show.

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