The weekend weather wasn’t kind to the exhibitors or visitors to the 31st Vintage Rally 2014 run by the Farm Machinery Preservation Society Ltd
Our stand was set up on the Friday night amidst a site which was a hive of industry and a buzz of anticipation for the weekend to come.
SEA was present on the Sunday rather than both the days. When we arrived on the Sunday a number of other exhibitors had admitted defeat in the face of the persistant rain and packed up. Stands with anything in paper or boxes were struggling to keep them dry.
Our pitch had a ringside view of the Second ring which kept us amused throughout the day. We had displays from Hawks, motor bikes, mountain bikes, a Youth band, sheepdogs and model tractors.
We had a slow start but managed to chat to a wide variety of people who had varied interests in Sudbury and what we are doing to preserve its heritage in paper.
Altogether despite the miserable weather, Sudbury Ephemera had a good day promoting the Archive.