THOUSANDS of people attended Halton Borough Council's Vintage Rally in its biggest turn-out.

Over September 29 and 30 tens of thousands of visitors made the most of organs, classic cars, bikes, mini steamers, commercial vehicles, tractors, stationary engines and military displays at Victoria Park in Widnes.

Free entertainment included medieval re-enactment and encampment, H & M dog display team, Vale Royal Falconry, circus shows and workshops.

People grabbed deck chairs and listened to traditional performances from St Helens and Merseyside Brass on both days.

Around the park there was a number of vintage vehicles serving a delicious range of food and drink as even the catering teams joined in with the theme.

A scattering of stats mingled over the weekend including Fairy Sugababe, singer Amelle Berrabah, Belle, French Franc, Grimalkin and Dame Dolly Doughnut.

Halton Borough Council's executive board member for events, Cllr Eddie Jones, said: "Thanks to everyone involved.

"The rally continues to be an event that the borough can be proud of.

"It is unique across the entire country, yet it retains its essentially Halton flavour, amidst an exceptionally friendly atmosphere.

"It is so encouraging to see the efforts of the council and partners rewarded by such a successful showpiece event, much enjoyed and appreciated by our residents."