In aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance and local projects
The Market Lavington Vintage Meet Family Fun Weekend is a National Traction Engine Trust Authorised Rally. It will be held on the Elisha Field, Drove Lane, Market Lavington, Wiltshire SN10 4NT on Saturday & Sunday July 11th & 12th 2020. It will have displays of traction engines both large and miniature. Lord Roberts (pictured above) will be with us celebrating her 120th anniversary. Also stationary engines, vintage and classic cars & motorcycles, vintage tractors, military & commercial vehicles, military re-enactment & living history groups, demonstrations, models & collectables. There will also be trade & craft stalls, arena events including a fun dog show, beer tent, catering, brass band, entertainment and activities for the whole family.
Opening times: 10am - 5pm Sat & Sun. Free Parking.
Camping is available for exhibitors only. No glass containers please. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Dogs must not be left in cars.
Please approach the event site from the south (High Street, B3098) only. There is no access whatsoever from the North, regardless of GPS and SatNav guidance. No alcohol is to be brought into the event by visitors. This event may be subject to change or cancellation. You are advised to check with the organisers or on our facebook page, twitter and Instagram @mlvintagemeet, prior to the start of the event.
Market Lavington used to have its own factory, producing award winning steam engines, on the site of what is now the Scout Hall. However, Mr Cambridge the inventor of the eponymous clod breaking roller, needed more space and better communications so the factory was moved to Bristol.
Rallies used to be organised on The Elisha Field by Mr John Kyte for a number of years and many in the village still remember those days. A group of organisers decided to resurrect the event in 2018 with the support of the Parish Council. Due to its success the event now takes place on the 2nd weekend of July each year. Photo JJB Images.
The Market Lavington Vintage Meet will have displays of traction engines, stationary engines, miniature steam engines, vintage and classic cars & motorcycles, military & commercial vehicles, military re-enactment & living history groups and vintage tractors. There will also be trade & craft stalls, arena events, beer tent, catering, brass band, entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Official photos can be found at https://jjbimages.blogspot.com/2012/08/market-lavington-vintage-meet.html