Thousands enjoy Saffron Walden Crank Up

Danny Rundle at Saffron Walden Crank Up. Picture: Saffron Photo

Danny Rundle at Saffron Walden Crank Up. Picture: Saffron Photo - Credit: Archant

More than 3,000 people enjoyed a feast of steam engines and vintage vehicles at the Saffron Walden Crank Up in Newport on the hottest weekend of the year so far.

Following the success of the revived event last year, steam enthusiasts once again flocked to Sparrows Hill on Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, for the engine and vehicle showcase.

Visitors were treated to demonstrations, craft tents and trade stands and a traditional children’s funfair as well as live music, which was provided by Krusty Whiskas.

Michael Pumfrey, from the organising team, said: “We were very pleased with how it went, and couldn’t have asked for better weather.

“The feedback we’ve had from the public has been very positive and I think everyone had a great time. Hopefully the event will go ahead again next year but it will probably be the weekend after - May 13 and 14, 2017.

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“The organisers were very pleased and would like to thank the East Anglian Traction Engine Society for all their support as well as the people who came along.”

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