Thu, 12 Mar 2015
VINTAGE lorries and trucks stirred up plenty of local interest when they pulled up at a Ball Hill garden centre on Sunday (March 8), whilst raising over £100 for a local charity.
Organised by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society, the rally saw some 30 vintage commercial vehicles pull up at the Yew Tree Garden Centre, attracting a steady stream of visitors throughout the day.
Chairman of the Thornycroft Society, Garry Bone, who was at the rally, said it proved "An enjoyable day out" , despite some rain in the afternoon and included two 1943 Thornycroft flatbed lorries, one of which was used to transport beer barrels and the other previously a vegetable delivery lorry, driven around the Isle of Wight.
Garden centre owner, Claire Hall, said it was "Lovely to see the old vehicles and people who are passionate about them," including a dark green Post Office van.
"My nine-year-old son, James, sat in the Isle of White lorry - he loved it!" said Mrs Hall.
Members of the Historic Commercial Vehicle Society travelled from far afield, including Milton Keynes, Essex and High Wycombe, before arriving at the rally, where a raffle raised £130 for the charity Swings and Smiles.