photos: Over 50 tractors join road run for Burnham hovercraft
50 vintage tractors chugged their way through the Burnham-On-Sea
area on Sunday (April 18th) during a fundraising tractor road
run that ended on the town's seafront.
Somerset Vintage Tractor Club's members organised the event from
Sandford to Burnham via Winscombe, Rooksbridge, East Brent and
Berrow, and helped raise almost £700 for hovercraft rescue
of spectators turned out to watch the 53 vehicles arrive on the
seafront, where they were on display for two hours.
convoy was led by BARB's own rescue tractor, which has undergone
a six-month overhaul and was back on service for the first time
on Sunday. BARB volunteers Rob Wing and Dave Cottle, who have
led the technical upgrade, were also on hand to discuss the work.
Patch, Chairman of North Somerset Vintage Tractor Club, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We're absolutely delighted with how the day went. We had
strong support from our members and had 53 tractors take part.
enjoyed the trip to Burnham and we are very pleased to have raised
£670 for such a worthwhile local cause."
thanked organisers Sheila and Mick Chapman for all their hard
work in setting up the event, which was the club's first road
run. The money raised will go towards BARB's ongoing fundraising
appeal to buy a new replacement hovercraft.
tractors arrived in convoy at mid-day on Burnham's Esplanade
crowd of onlookers visited the tractors while they were parked
on the seafront lawns
Rob Wing, Dave Cottle and Eddie Fey receiving the donation from
the North Somerset Vintage Tractor Club's Chairman Kevin Patch
and organiser Mick Chapman
Graham Hallsworth with organisers Sheila and Mick Chapman and
steward Jennie Hobbs during Sunday's event in Burnham
tractor drivers and BARB supporters celebrated the successful
event outside the hovercraft station on Sunday