Cavalcade rolls into Rushden for Bank Holiday fun

More than 1,000 exhibits, including steam horses, will be on show at the 36th annual Cavalcade of Historical Transport and Country Show this weekend
More than 1,000 exhibits, including steam horses, will be on show at the 36th annual Cavalcade of Historical Transport and Country Show this weekend
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More than 1,000 exhibits will be on show at the 36th annual Cavalcade of Historical Transport and Country Show this weekend.

Thousands of people of all ages are expected to attend the event on the A6 in Rushden from Saturday to Bank Holiday Monday.

The event is organised by Rushden Historical Transport Society, based at Rushden train station, and has exhibits from across the country.

Chairman of the group John Sugars said: “We have had record entries and got over 1,000 exhibits which range from people’s displays of their own model collections and model trains right up to large steam engines.

“There’s also a large military group coming, and we have got a pets corner with various animals and a craft tent.

“It all takes place just south of Rushden on the A6 Bedford Road on the corner of Avenue Road.

“It is free for parking just down the road from the event.”

Rushden Cavalcade was first held in 1978 with a small gathering of vehicles taking part in a parade in Rushden High Street.

It has grown in size over the past three decades and now attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year.

The Bank Holiday event, which will also have fair rides, trade stands and a real ale bar boasting more than 60 ales, raises funds for the development of Rushden Transport Museum, which is run by the society.

For further information about the transport society and its work go to www.rhts.co.uk.