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Its full steam ahead for show inspite of the rain

Thursday, 8th August 2002.

SEVERAL thousand people turned out for the Thurlow and Haverhill Steam and County Fair at the weekend, despite heavy rain.
But numbers were much lower than expected at the fair, held at Haverhill Showground’s. Continuous downpours on Sunday left pools of water all over the showground and one steam engine had to be towed away after becoming stuck A tug-of-war competition had to be cancelled due to the slippery conditions and the Mega Minis Stunt Show was restricted to one performance.
I think we attracted around 3,500 people over the whole weekend but we were looking for that over one day, said Don loveday, chairman of the fair committee.
Around 25 steam engines competed for attention with 75 classic cars, as well as classic motorbikes, commercial vehicles and tractors. There were also trade and craft stands, a bar and live entertainment on Saturday night

Haverhill Weekly News

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