Countdown to Seaforde working vintage event

Countdown to Seaforde working vintage event

22 August 2018

SEAFORDE Working Vintage Club’s annual Rural Celebration Day takes pace on Saturday, September 1.

Once again the venue is on the Dundrum Road just outside Clough. The field has been kindly provided to the committee by the Martin family.

The sponsor is Erth Engineering from just outside Seaforde and the committee are grateful to David McCoubrey for his generousity. 

The committee is again encouraging patrons to dress up in period costume from the early part of the 20th century up to about 1950. There will be a small cash prize for each male and female deemed to be the most appropriately attired for the relevant period. 

As in previous years the celebration day will include working demonstrations with threshing, vintage tractor and classic car displays and stationary engines. Also there will be an area for ploughing with the genuine traditional ‘two score ploughs’ only.

In addition there will be demonstrations of wood turning, blacksmithing and various other old 

style events. Stall holders are welcome as usual and encouraged. Children can enjoy the bouncy castle, face painting and our popular sweetie hunt.  

Events got underway at 11am. Patrons are asked to take care on the main access road and obey traffic instructions.

This year’s chosen charity is  the Children’s Cancer Fund,  which runs Daisy Lodge in Newcastle.  Each week three people from 0-24 are given a cancer diagnosis. 

Daisy Lodge provides respite care and breaks, not just for sufferers, but for family as a whole.