In aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance and local community projects
Location: The Elisha Field Drove Lane, Market Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 4NT. This popular event in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance and local community projects will have displays of vintage and classic cars/vans/motorcycles/commercial and tractors, military vehicles, stationary engines, miniature & full-size steam engines and miniature train for kids to ride on. Several car clubs will be having club stands. Wiltshire Air Ambulance fund raising team will be with us as well as Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. We will have a static display of birds of prey from K&H Falconry, who will also be doing a flying demonstration in the arena on both days. There will be gun dog demonstrations in the arena from BASC. A fun dog show will take place in the arena on Sunday followed by the tug of war competition (back by popular demand). There will be numerous trade and craft stalls as well as demonstrations & collectables. Several catering outlets will provide a delicious range of food and Botanico bars will be providing beer, wines and spirits from their converted classic 1976 VW bay window camper van. Children's entertainment will be a bouncy castle, swing carousel, fun house. We have again applied to the RAF for a flypast by aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Red Arrows.
Free parking. Please approach the site from the south (B3098) only. There is no access from the north. Drove Lane north of the event is unsuitable for motor vehicles.
Photo: Harry Day
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 in July year.
Photo JJB Images.
The Market Lavington Vintage Meet has displays of traction engines, stationary engines, miniature and full size steam engines, vintage, classic & cherished vehicles, military & commercial vehicles, vintage tractors. This year we have a miniature train which will be offering rides to kids of all ages. A birds of prey static display will be provided by K&H Falconry. They will put on a falconry display in the arena each day. A gun dog demonstration will be carried out in the arena by BASC each day. There will be collectables and demonstrations of various kinds, as well as charities and public awareness organisations.
We have again applied to the RAF for a flypast by aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and the Red Arrows.
The ever popular Fun Dog show will take place in the arena on Sunday, followed by a tug of war competition.
Entry forms for all categories can be downloaded here www.mlvintagemeet.com/forms
There will also be numerous trade & craft stalls. For the kids - a bouncy castle, swing carousel, fun house and candy floss.
A variety of food outlets will be on site catering for a wide range of tastes and budgets as well as a bar selling beer wines and spirits.
Photo: JJB Images