transport festival in Audlem - An Alvis in the parade passes St James Church

Thousands of people lined the streets of Audlem near Nantwich to enjoy the 18th annual Audlem Festival of Transport, writes Jonathan White.

There was a spectacular parade of more than 300 cars, commercial vehicles, tractors, bikes, scooters and motorcycles during the event yesterday (July 30).

The vehicles assembled at Hankelow Green and left for Audlem at 11am with the parade arriving at Audlem Playing Field at 11.30am.

The vehicles stayed on Audlem Playing Field until 4.30pm.

On the car park to Audlem Playing Field there were stalls from ADAPT (Audlem and District Acting Positively for Transition) and Reaseheath College, Glen Miller music from Moonlight Serenade, a Punch & Judy show from Pinxton Puppets, and numerous refreshments stands.

A Channel 4 TV crew was filming for ‘Village of the Year’ to be broadcast later this year.

transport - A Morris Oxford takes part in the parade

The event was free to attend and would not have been possible without the sponsorship, donations and volunteers.

Thanks were given to all the entrants, Audlem Parish Council, Cheshire East Council, along with the sponsors: Baker Wynne & Wilson, MK Preece, Reaseheath College, APHAx, Sneyd Construction, Gateway Peugeot, County Loos, Car Transplants, Adderley Garage, Audlem Electrical, Audlem Chip Shop, Blackhurst Garage, Buildbase, Bradshaws, DA Roberts, James Gorse, Lyon Griffiths, Markden Homes, Nantwich Windows, and PET Hire.

Thanks were also given to the volunteers at Hankelow, who welcomed the exhibitors, registered the vehicles and marshalled the start of the parade.

Audlem Festival of Transport was organised by the Audlem Special Events Team (ASET).

ASET is a not for profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers dedicated to making Audlem a vibrant village.

(Pics and words by Jonathan White)

Vehicles on Audlem Playing Field after the parade

Motorcyclists in the parade

Motorcycles on display after the parade

Glen Miller music from Moonlight Serenade

An Austin Heavy owner enjoys a chat on Audlem Playing Field after the parade

A Massey Ferguson tractor driver enjoys participating in the parade

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