Thousands flock to enjoy two-day steam rally revelry
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Thousands of people enjoyed exciting displays, attractions and parades at the 45th Grand Henham Steam Rally over the weekend.
The popular two-day event, held at Henham Park, near Southwold, on Saturday and Sunday featured the Xtreme Stunt Team, Nigel Oakley's heavy horses, the Team Spectrum kite display team and steam roller barrel rolling.
There were hundreds of vintage, classic and custom vehicles, working steam engines, live music, the Ken Fox Wall of Death, a vintage fairground, children's entertainment as well as avenues of trade stalls and crafts.
Helen Walker, chairman of the organising committee, said: "It was really good, the weather was on our side and we had around 15,000 over the two days.
"The public steering was very popular again and we had 48 steam vehicles, which is really good for Henham.
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"It will be back again next year on September 19/20 and planning has already begun for entertainment.
"Our committee and volunteers have once again worked tirelessly throughout the year to make this event possible and I would like to thank them for all their hard work."
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As a charity, the rally raises thousands of pounds each year for local organisations including Wangford and District Community Council, Southwold (Sole Bay) Lions Club and the parochial Church Councils of Sotherton, Wangford cum Henham and Uggeshall.
Each year, the rally organisers also donate to additional charities and this year chose the Lowestoft and Waveney Samaritans, the National Trust Dunwich Heath and Beach and Girlguiding Beccles.