Rushden Cavalcade proves to be a winner again

An exhibitor at Rushden Cavalcade
An exhibitor at Rushden Cavalcade
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Thousands of people attended a bank holiday celebration of historical transport.

The 36th annual Cavalcade of Historical Transport and Country Show took place in Rushden over the bank holiday weekend, with crowds of 20,000 recorded.

John Sugars, chairman of Rushden Historical Transport Society which organises the event, said: “Last year was a record breaking year but I think we equalled or even bettered that this year.

“About 20,000 people attended and there was over 1,000 exhibitors and trade stands. It went very well and I think everyone went away happy, it was an excellent weekend.

“Big thanks to all who attended and thanks to all the volunteers, who are not all society members but without them we wouldn’t be able to do this. It’s a big town and district effort.”

Rushden Cavalcade was first held in 1978 with a small gathering of vehicles taking part in a parade in Rushden High Street, but has grown in size since then.

Proceeds from the event, which also included fair rides, trade stands and a real ale bar, will go to the development of Rushden Transport Museum run by the society.

For more details about the society and future events, including the Superheroes and Villains event due to be held on May 25 and 26, visit www.rhts.co.uk.