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Haverhill car to lead the parade

Thursday, 29th June 2000.

THE HAVERHILL car has been signed up to lead a parade from the town next Thursday to help the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) branch commemorate the 6#th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
The luxury 1930s-style Courier Cadillac was custom built by no fewer than 18 companies in the town and is one of a kind. It is owned by a syndicate of enthusiasts who allow it to be used to boost the town's profile.
When the local RAFA branch was looking for an unusual form of transport to take part in a national project to carry a scroll around the country, the car fitted the bill perfectly. The scroll is being transported by various methods around the Eastern region, including a canoe, a police car and a steam engine to date, before arriving at headquarters in Leicester in September.
It will arrive in Haverhill from Sudbury on Tuesday before being taken on to Newmarket two days later.
The convoy will assemble at 6.45pm on Thursday in the Market Square and will include the Haverhill car, six motor cyde out-riders, two wartime jeeps and ambulance and a medical corps truck.
The scroll will be in the keeping of the parade Eddie Wheeler, the Haverhlll RAFA President, who will be in the passenger in the Haverhill car, before he hands it over to chairman Ron Pearson to pass on to the Newmarket representative.
Town mayor Gerry Kiernan will attend the assembly of the parade at the Market Square and it will take the route through Great Wratting, Thurlow, Bnrrough Green and Duflingham to arrive in Rutland Square, Newmarket, around 8pm.
"We would welcome an enthusiastic send-off at the Market Square for this unique occasion", Mr Wheeler said.

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