Veteran vehicles roll up to Poulshot Green for vintage gathering

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Keith Day, from Poulshot, was exhibiting his 1955 Albion lorry that spent its working life as one of the delivery lorries of Sainsbury corn merchants in Trowbridge. Pictures by Trevor Porter Keith Day, from Poulshot, was exhibiting his 1955 Albion lorry that spent its working life as one of the delivery lorries of Sainsbury corn merchants in Trowbridge. Pictures by Trevor Porter

Hundreds of veteran vehicles were driven to Poulshot Green on Wednesday for the tenth anniversary of the village’s vintage gathering.

Old commercial vehicles, cars and motor cycles all restored to their former glory lined up on the green for visitors to the free show to admire.

Organiser Keith Day said: “It’s the tenth year we have held this event and it just grows and grows. We have hundreds of old vehicles just turn up for this gathering.”

Mr Day, from Poulshot, was exhibiting his 1955 Albion lorry that spent its working life as one of the delivery lorries of Sainsbury corn merchants in Trowbridge.

Corsham car enthusiast Bryan Ford, who has had Austin Sevens in one form or other throughout his life on the road, brought a 1934 Austin Seven to the show.

The oldest machine at the gathering was a full size steam engine the 1913 Marshall 7hp General Purpose Traction engine, which owner Tim Card brought along from Devizes.

And making the Poulshot gathering a real family affair was the Cradock family of Hilperton, with grandfather Bob, son Ian and grandsons Benjy, 27, and Ashley, 22, all bringing vintage tractors to the event.

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