VIDEO: Good turnout for transport festival

People are flocking to the Earls Barton Festival of Transport today as they take their chance to look at a wide range of classic to modern vehicles, from motorbikes, to classic cars, to steamers, and camper vans.

The festival also incorporates the Earls Barton Fire and Rescue Show, which is showcases a large number of fire appliances from across the years, and demonstrations of the type of incidents that the fire service deal with on 999 calls on an everyday basis.

Classic cars at the Earls Barton Festival of Transport.

Classic cars at the Earls Barton Festival of Transport.

The festival is entering its third year and Mick Higham, chairman of the group that organisers the event, said that entries are up on last year and the festival has a wide range of types of transport from commercials and military, cars and tractors, motorbikes and steamers (full size and miniature) to off-road vehicles and camper vans.

The festival has also teamed up with international haulage company Gist Logistics, who have brought one of their articulated trucks to the event and are doing a static display as part of their Road Safety Demonstration scheme. This involves educating children and adults to the problems of manoeuvring ability and sighting things around the vehicle.

The public will be able to talk to the staff about these issues and lorry driving in general, and sit in the cab.

The event runs from today until Monday and is open each day between 10am and 5pm. The festival is located behind Whites Nurseries, Earls Barton, which is situated off junction 10 of the A45 between Northampton and Wellingborough.

Car parking is free and the admission charges are £5 for adults, £3 for Senior citizens and children, and £13 for a family ticket which consists of two adults and two children.