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Vintage rally attracts 60,000 visitors to Widnes
MORE than 60,000 visitors flocked to Widnes at the weekend for the north west vintage rally.
The free two day event at Victoria Park was hailed the best ever as glorious sunshine created a carnival atmosphere.
Lovingly restored classic cars sat proudly on the grass as people peered in windows to admire polished wooden and leather interiors.
Excited children sat in the cockpit of a replica spitfire to their pictures taken.
The historic display told the story of the ground crew and pilots who flew these magnificent machines during the Battle of Britain.
Enthusiasts sailed model boats on the lake.
Other highlights included birds of prey, dog displays, children’s entertainers and a real ale festival.
Vintage fairground organs and funfair rides, an original helter skelter and brass bands brought memories back to life.
Clr Eddie Jones, board member for events, said "This was a a fantastic family weekend that attracted tens of thousands of people from all over the country, showing that Halton plays an important part in keeping heritage and culture alive in our communities today.
"It is a credit to the organisers that it ran so smoothly."
It is the 13th year Halton Council has teamed up with Fair Organ Preservation Society North West to host the event.
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