Steam threshing event near Bury St Edmunds to take place in memory of long-term supporter

Bardwell Windmill Threshing Day in 2015. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Bardwell Windmill Threshing Day in 2015. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

The 11th annual Steam Threshing Day will take place at Bardwell Windmill this weekend in memory of a long-term supporter of the event.

Maurice Ruffles, who had a vast knowledge of the workings of a threshing machine, passed away recently and this year’s event is dedicated to him.

The centre piece of the event is a traditional farming scene which occurred throughout East Anglia during and after harvest time for over 100 years.

There will also be a selection of craft stalls, a display of vintage tractors and vehicles, a children’s fairground ride, as well as tombolas and raffles.

The windmill will be open to take a guided tour, and there will be freshly baked bread, refreshments, a hog roast and a licensed bar selling real ales.

Parking is free and entrance is £2 with accompanied children free.

The Steam Threshing Day will take place on Sunday, August 20, from 10.30am-4.30pm.

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