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Woodcote rally celebrates 50 golden years (Full Article)

Vintage aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight add magic to this year's Woodcote rally

Vintage aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will appear at this year’s 50th anniversary celebration of Woodcote Rally on July 13 and 14.

Flying in formation for Saturday's event will be a Lancaster bomber and Spitfire and Hurricane fighters with the fighters returning to perform aerobatics on the Sunday.

Meanwhile on the ground there will be hundreds of steam engines, tractors and cars with the classic vehicles displayed and grouped by era as well as type. There will also be motorcycles, stationery engines and model steam trains, hot air balloons on Saturday evening and a flying past by pilots from the Chiltern Park Aerodrome, near Ipsden.

A country show isn't complete with a real ale tent as well as plenty of entertainment to keep the children amused. Entertainment will include live music with brass and steel bands and there will be a wandering fire-eater between performances.

Organisers have been planning special extra surprises to mark the 50th anniversary for some time. Originally named the Woodcote Veteran Transport Rally, the first event held in 1964 was staged over one day and raised £150 towards the village hall upkeep. Ten years later it grew into a two day event.

Woodcote Rally regularly donates over £20,000 to the community and has raised a total of £368,000 to date. After the 2012 event was cancelled due to excessive rainfall it seems Woodcote Rally is making up for lost time.

 



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