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This year the Swaton Vintage Day is celebrating their 25th anniversary on Sunday 30th June.
The Swaton Vintage Day started in 1993, missing one year due to foot and mouth. The first Vintage Day was combined with a Flower Festival, held in St. Michaels Church Swaton, to raise funds for the Church. A few local farmers thought it would be a good idea to have some old farm tractors and machinery on view for men to look at in the Paddock next to the Church. This being a great success it continued each year getting more attractions and having to move to a larger venue at Manor Farm, Swaton for a few years. The success continued and it outgrew the Manor Farm venue and moved to The Park, Thorpe Latimer, where it is now held.
In 2004 the first Egg Throwing contest commenced, which has grown into The World Egg Throwing Championships, attracting contestants from around the world, including Japan, Germany, Holland and Australia. During the time over £100,000 has been donated to local and national charities together with other good causes.
2019 is a special year being our 25th anniversary.
In addition to over 400 Vintage and Classic Cars, Land Rovers, Tractors, Motorcycles, Trucks and Stationary engines on display, there will be a Novelty Dog Show and Sleaford Ladies Rugby Club will be giving a demonstration. In the Marquee there will be Craft Stalls, Home Front Display, Photo’s of yesteryear and refreshments including homemade cakes. There will be various outside Trade stands, wood carving, hog roast, fish and chips, bar, live music and and of course our flagship global event, The World Egg Throwing Championships! Children’s games and rides will also be available and much more. FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY.
On Saturday 29th June there will be a road run in the afternoon with vintage tractors, motorcyles and cars, returning to the Park for Fish & Chips, Live Music and BAR until 10.p.m.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THE PARK ON SUNDAY 30TH. JUNE.
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!”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.