The Seaforde Working Vintage rural celebration is on despite having been cancelled over a period of weeks due to bad weather. Now country life fans can put on their wellies and enjoy the craic on Saturday 15th October.
Rally chairman Michael McKibbin said: “As all vintage enthusiasts now know, due to adverse weather predictions our traditional date for our day of Rural Celebration, namely the first Saturday in September, was cancelled and is now rescheduled for Saturday 15th October.
“The venue is the same, on the Dundrum Rd. in Clough, approximately 200 metres past the 30mph speed sign past McCall’s Tile Centre. The events on the day will still be the same as last time except for cereal harvesting demonstration as understandably the cereal would not have lasted until our new date.
“There will be the usual threshing demonstrations with three threshing mills in operation. An area has been set aside for ploughing, harrowing, ridging with traditional two furrowed ploughs, ridgers and harrows. We also hope to have a demonstration of horse ploughing on the day.
“This year we are featuring Fordson/Ford tractors from the famous standard Fordson up to approximately 1990. The Fordson tractor was what led to the demise of horse work on farms during the 1930’s and 40’s. Of course we welcome all makes of vintage and classic tractors and cars not to mention all types of agricultural memorabilia. Each exhibitor will be entitled to a souvenir mug and tea ticket having made a donation at our rally office . Stall holders are welcome and there are various craft demonstrations arranged for the day.
“Our young supporters are not forgotten with face painting, bouncy castle, sweetie hunt and children’s rides round the field. As we are nearing Halloween and the break from school the day will feature some Halloween treats!
“As customary our catering ladies will be serving teas and sandwiches up to their usual high standard.
“Each year we support a chosen charity which this year is the Cancer Fund for Children at Daisy Lodge in Newcastle. So come along and support this charity and meet some old and new friends .This time we hope we will be favoured with a bright dry day,” added Michael McKibbin.