Hethersgill vintage rally

Taking up a large area of Carlisle airport, the 28th Hethersgill vintage rally brings together thousands of mechanical items and curios from all over the UK.

Trucks from many generations line up in the bright sunshine

Trucks from many generations line up in the bright sunshine

As a strong breeze whistled across the show site, many steam engines and other vehicles were on show.

Hundreds of cars and other vehicles also lined up, creating quite a spectacle in the bright sunshine.

To one end of the show field, the auction of goods takes place.  Everything from a spanner to road cones and oil lamps go under the auctioneers hammer.

A collection of drinking memorabilia, on show in the big marquee

A collection of drinking memorabilia, on show in the big marquee

In the big white marquee a number of stalls and a stage have been erected.

Shielded from the weather, a number of personal collections are on display.

Alan Head, famous all over Cumbria for his assorted collections, has brought along a display of  shaving equipment.

Bare blade razors, shaving mugs and blade sharpeners all get the male visitors stroking their chins wondering about the good old days before the safety razor.

On another table, a collection of drip mats and assorted drinking related items were on display.  This collection included an old glass bottle from the Maryport Brewery.

Hethersgill Vintage Club

The Hethersgill Vintage Club was formed in 1983 and meets in the Longtown Memorial Hall throughout the summer and autumn months.

Anyone wishing to join the club can do so for only £2.50 per year.  This has to be one of the lowest membership charges in the country.

Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling

Sunday, 1 May 2011 also saw the start of the 2011 Cumberland and Westmorland wrestling season.

The first events took place at the Hethersgill Vintage Rally from 12.30.

Classes included U12/U15/U18/Girls/8st/12½/AW.

Hethersgill Vintage Rally – video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yiVjtHhMuU





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