100 vintage tractors in Norfolk run

Adam Gretton More than 100 vintage tractors fired up their engines at the weekend for an annual charitable road run.

Adam Gretton

More than 100 vintage tractors fired up their engines at the weekend for an annual charitable road run.

Organisers spoke of their delight after a record number of entries took part in the 6th Boxing Day Vintage Tractor Road Run in south west Norfolk.

Vehicles from across the region and as far as Leicestershire attended the event, which starts and ends every year from the Angel pub in Larling, near Thetford.

Officials behind the road run on Saturday said they hoped to raise more than �2,000, which will this year go to the Chapel Road School in Attleborough, which educates children with special needs.

One hundred and eight vintage machines and hundreds of people lined the country roads as they set off along their route driving through Larling, Eccles, Quidenham, Snetterton and Shropham.

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Organiser David Boggia, who was driving a 1948 Series 2 Field Marshall, said it was another “fantastic” year for the event.

“When we started off six years ago we had 45 tractors, and it has grown and grown. There was a great turnout this year and the weather was good. It was very satisfactory,” he said.