Visitors flock to Hebden Bridge for first day of vintage weekend

Hebden Bridge Vintage Car Weekend at Calder Holmes Park, Saturday. Nikki Wright, left, and June Naylor.

Hebden Bridge Vintage Car Weekend at Calder Holmes Park, Saturday. Nikki Wright, left, and June Naylor.

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Scores of visitors have arrived in Hebden Bridge to mark one of the biggest events in the town’s calendar.

Around 9,000 people are expected to pay a visit to the town’s charity vintage weekend at Calder Holme Park, now in its 33rd year.

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Hebden Bridge, is well established as a premier attraction for the display of around 600 veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, military and commercial vehicles.

Today’s (Saturday) displays include classic cars (1971-1993), motorcycles (1971-1993), Rolls Royce and Bentleys (any age), replica or kit cars (any age), military vehicles (any age), tractors (registered before 1993) and pre 1971 registered vehicles and novelty vehicles.

Tomorrow’s (Sunday) attractions will include veteran and vintage cars (up to 1930), post vintage cars (1931-1939), post war cars (1940-1960/1961-1972), motorcycles up to 1972, American vehicles up to 1972, military vehicles (any age).

The weekend-long event also includes live music, fun rides for children, craft and product stalls, plus a wide range of refreshment outlets.

Additional car parking and toilets are in place for the weekend, which will be clearly signposted.

Funds raised from the weekend will help support a wide variety of charities, good causes and individuals in need.

Visit www.hebdenbridge-vintageweekend.org.uk or www.facebook.com/hebdenbridgevintageweekend for more information.