Steam fair rolls in for Father’s Day fun

Scorton Steam Fair
Scorton Steam Fair
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To mark 10th anniversary of show organisers join up with charity to raise funds.

Thousands of visitors rolled into Scorton for the one of the largest vintage steam fairs in the north west.

Bernie Fairbank from Blackpool at Scorton Steam Fair

Bernie Fairbank from Blackpool at Scorton Steam Fair

Founder of the two-day event Paul Whittingham this year promised an action-packed programme to celebrate the traditional family event’s tenth anniversary.

Organisers teamed up with the Rosemere Cancer Foundation to raise funds for the charity to mark the date, which also coincided with Father’s Day

Spectators enjoyed a number of highlights from jousting team, the Knights of the Damned,to lawnmower racing, the ferret show and Thomas Longton from “One Man and his Dog”, who demonstrated sheep and duck herding.

There was a brilliant turn out of vehicles and children could enjoy a fair with a ferris wheel, bouncy slide and obstacle course, dodgems plus quad bikes and bungee trampolines.

Bilsborrow YFC proved victorious in the tug of war competition.

Organiser Craig Whittingham added: “It was a great weekend – lots of fun, fantastic atmosphere, very positive feedback.

“It all made for a special anniversary but planning is now already underway for next year!”