Hellingly festival transports visitors through time

Festival of Transport Hellingly
Festival of Transport Hellingly

THOUSANDS of people headed to Hellingly at the weekend for this year’s festival of transport – and organisers have hailed the event one of the best yet.

More than 1,000 vehicles were on show at what was the 36th annual festival, and people of all generations gathered to get a glimpse of an array of vintage motorbikes, classic cars, military machines and bundles of buses.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, there was also the ever-popular Harris Brothers’ Vintage Fair and a beer tent.

The event was organised by the Eastbourne Historic Vehicle Club and proceeds will be split between a string of local good causes.

A spokesman for the club said, “It was a great weekend and numbers were pretty much the same as usual.

“We do not know a final total yet but we collected enough money to be able to continue supporting charities.

“We try to make sure we have something for everyone which means we get a real mix of people coming along.”

The organisers will confirm in January which charities will benefit from the weekend’s collections.