Sunny skies in Bardwell as crowds flock to 11th annual Steam Threshing Day

Bardwell Threshing Day drew plenty of crowds. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Bardwell Threshing Day drew plenty of crowds. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Hundreds of people flocked to Bardwell Windmill this weekend for the 11th annual Steam Threshing Day.

The day was perfect for motor enthusiasts to take a look at the engines. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

The day was perfect for motor enthusiasts to take a look at the engines. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

The event, held earlier today, saw a huge variety of vintage tractors, cars and steam engines for visitors to look at, as well as raffles, stalls, and plenty of fairground rides to keep youngsters entertained.

This year’s instalment, however, was held in special recognition of a long-term supporter of the event.

Maurice Ruffles, who died recently, had a vast knowledge of the workings of a threshing machine and the 2017 event was dedicated to him.

With the weather being kind to organisers, visitors were also able to take a guided tour of the windmill.

A steam engine is given some TLC during the event. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

A steam engine is given some TLC during the event. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

And as well as the engines on site, everyone was kept well-fuelled throughout the day thanks to freshly baked bread and a tasty hog roast.

Last year, almost £5,000 was raised from the Threshing Day, with all proceeds spent on the maintenance of the landmark windmill.

One of the mighty engines on the day. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

One of the mighty engines on the day. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Vintage vehicles were also there on the day. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

Vintage vehicles were also there on the day. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

One visitor enjoys the plush seats of a vintage vehicle. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

One visitor enjoys the plush seats of a vintage vehicle. Picture: RICHARD MARSHAM

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