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Grand Henham Steam Rally continues to attract the crowds

PUBLISHED: 11:08 16 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:08 16 September 2018

Jane Clifford was among the visitors to the Grand Henham Steam Rally to try out the public steering sessions on the opening day in the Len Murray Arena. Pictures: Mick Howes

Jane Clifford was among the visitors to the Grand Henham Steam Rally to try out the public steering sessions on the opening day in the Len Murray Arena. Pictures: Mick Howes

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After a successful start to a popular steam rally, organisers are hopeful that visitors will continue to turn out to enjoy the exhibits and entertainment.

Helen Walker, chairman of the Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Mick HowesHelen Walker, chairman of the Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Mick Howes

With thousands of people enjoying the opening day of the 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally, the event is continuing today (Sunday) at Henham Park, near Southwold – with a record number of steam exhibitors from around the country in attendance.

The rally committee launched a new initiative yesterday – with the chance for members of the public to get behind the wheel of a steam engine for the first time in the event’s history.

The 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Victoria PertusaThe 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Victoria Pertusa

The public steering sessions proved popular as they were showcased in the Len Murray Arena – and they are continuing this morning.

Helen Walker, rally chairman, said: “We are hoping for good things again as there were lots of people here (on Saturday).”

The 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Victoria PertusaThe 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Victoria Pertusa

Exciting displays, parades, unusual animal attractions and steam exhibits will all be showcased along with another new display this year – steam roller barrel rolling.

Hundreds of vintage, classic and modified vehicles and working steam engines are also on display alongside live music, the Ken Fox Wall of Death, a vintage fairground, children’s entertainment and numerous trade stalls and crafts.

The 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Victoria PertusaThe 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Victoria Pertusa

Visit www.henhamsteamrally.com for further details about the rally.

The 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Victoria PertusaThe 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Victoria Pertusa

The 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Victoria PertusaThe 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally. Pictures: Victoria Pertusa

Jane Clifford was among the visitors to the Grand Henham Steam Rally to try out the public steering sessions on the opening day in the Len Murray Arena. Pictures: Mick HowesJane Clifford was among the visitors to the Grand Henham Steam Rally to try out the public steering sessions on the opening day in the Len Murray Arena. Pictures: Mick Howes

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