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Thank you to everybody that supported the Swaton Vintage Day this year.

As a result of your valuable support we were able to donate over £7,000 to 13 local, worthwhile causes.

This included a donation of £500 to TRi4Vi, based in Sleaford, who give visually impaired (VI) people an opportunity to sample swimming, cycling and running on an individual basis. TRi4Vi are a small but growing group of volunteers that are passionate about sharing their love of sport and exercise with people that wouldn’t normally be able to access it – in particular those with a visual impairment.

To find out more about TRi4Vi, please Visit Their Website.

The following is an excerpt from a recent thank you letter, received from TRi4Vi:

“First of all, I would like to say a huge thank you to the Swaton Vintage Day committee on behalf of Tri4Vi for the very generous donation of £500.

We will be purchasing a Tandem and a couple of helmets in the near future. Not only will it give me the opportunity and pleasure of cycling but we hope to make it available to other people that are blind or visually impaired (VI) that live in or around South Lincolnshire, covering areas such as  Sleaford, Boston and Grantham and some of the outlying areas.

We’ve set up a small club/group called Tri4Vi, with the aims of providing taster sessions for VI’s in Triathlon, ie running, swimming and cycling or any one or any combination of those disciplines, and some limited training.

In the near future we will be able to add cycling to what we are able to offer thanks to the Swaton Vintage Day committee.

We have all put the date of the next Swaton Vintage Day in our diaries and we would love to come along with the tandem to say a personal thank you. If you wanted to make an official presentation that’s always an option should you think it’s appropriate.

We will post our gratitude/thanks on our website and Facebook pages along with picture of the tandem when we’ve made the purchase.

Thank you for your support, this is very, very much appreciated!”

Yours Sincerely

Mark Ellis

Secretary Tri4Vi

This was then followed up with the following letter:

“Just thought we would keep you in the loop about the tandem.

We’ve been busy looking for a suitable machine but it soon became obvious to us that we weren’t going to get a decent new machine for our money. We decided that second hand would be the way to go and have been busy searching various websites etc looking for a bike with quality and reliability in mind.

I’m delighted to tell you we’ve bought one in Preston – a 2nd hand Dawes machine which came in slightly over budget at £650 (see attached picture). It’s a lovely bike and it even has disc brakes on which is comforting if you need to stop in hurry.

We have all got next year’s Swaton Vintage Show pencilled in our dairies and looking forward to having a ride over to show everyone.

Maybe you would be kind enough to share this email with the rest of the committee.

Thank you again on behalf of Mark Ellis, Mick Tozer and myself for your very generous donation.”


Paul Davidson


The Swaton Vintage Day committee is delighted that we have been able to help this worthwhile cause and the many other local worthwhile causes we have helped both this year and previous years

Next year will be our 25th Anniversary and we hope that you will pay us a visit on Sunday 30th June, so that we can continue to support worthwhile local organisations like TRiVi.

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The Swaton Vintage Day are pleased to announce that they will once again be hosting the crowd pleasing Novelty Dog Show on 24th June 2018. In previous years this event has proved to be a very popular main ring attraction.

The Novelty Dog Show will start at 12.30pm and entrants can register at the ring side from 12.00pm.

Entry fee is £1.50 for any category (classes 1 to 10). There is no additional charge for the championship.

You can enter your dog for any of the following classes:

  4. BEST VETERAN (8 years and over)
  5. BEST YOUNGSTER (under 12 months)
  7. CUTEST COUPLE – CHILD (under 12 years) AND DOG
  11. CHAMPIONSHIP – 1st and 2nd FROM CLASSES 1-10

So why not bring your dog along and have a go!

Please do not hesitate to Contact Us if you require any further information.

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We are delighted to announce that there will be a flypast of both a Lancaster Bomber and a Dakota during the Swaton Vintage Day on Sunday 25 June 2017, courtesy of the Royal Air Force.

Estimated flypast times will be published on our website nearer the date and offers a great photo opportunity for those interested in these legendary vintage planes.

Lancaster Bomber

The Lancaster is the most famous and successful RAF heavy bomber of World War Two. It is a legend that lives on today and the contribution made by the aircraft and its crews to the freedom of our nation will, hopefully, never be forgotten. The prototype Lancaster took to the air for its first flight from Woodford, Manchester, on 9th January 1941; the first production Lancaster flew later that year on 31st October.


The Dakota is without doubt one of the most successful aircraft designs in history. It became one of the world’s most famous military transport aircraft and saw widespread use by the Allies during World War Two and subsequently by Air Forces and civilian operators worldwide.

Entrance to the Swaton Vintage Day costs £5 for adults, £4 for OAP’s, £3 for school age children, £12 for a family ticket and free under five years.

Make a note in your diary and visit us for great family day out. View Our Website for further information.

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We are delighted to advise that our 2016 Show has raised over £7,000 for local Charities and good causes.

Furthermore, the various Charities that had a stand at the show, raised a further £2,000 for their own Charities.

This is an excellent result and is testament to the generosity of all those that supported and attended the 2016 Swaton Vintage Show.

The organisations that have benefitted from your generosity include:

  • Swaton Church
  • Helpringham Church
  • Air Ambulance
  • Children with Cancer

And many more worthy causes

On behalf of the Swaton Vintage Day Show committee, a very big thank you for your support.

Let’s make the 2017 Show even better.

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Both Exhibitors and Trade Stand entry forms can now be downloaded from our website for most categories.

Simply download the required form, print it, complete all sections and return it to us as soon a s possible.

Please note that the closing date for receipt of all entry forms is Thursday 1st June 2017.

In order to avoid disappointment we recommend that you submit your entry form as early as possible as space is limited and can fill up quickly.

Note that the return of your exhibitor’s form does not guarantee acceptance of your entry and the organiser’s decision on acceptance is final.

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We can always use extra volunteers on the show day. If you can spare some time to help, please contact us.


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