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Classic Cars in Lydiate

Vehicles of all makes, shapes and sizes descended on the grounds of Lydiate Parish Hall on a sunny Sunday in July, for the annual Lydiate Classic Car Show fundraiser.

classic cars in lydiate

Organised by Lydiate Fundraising Committee, visitors were given the opportunity to get up close with more than 300 classic cars and motorbikes, including vehicles from as far back as the beginning of the 20th Century.

Charity bric-a-brac stalls were available inside the hall, as well as a tombola and plenty of refreshments.

The 2023 outing marks 16 years of the popular event, which was well-attended by car enthusiasts and the local community alike, raising an impressive £3,000, bringing their total raised over the years to around £65,000.

Lesley Blundell, one of the organisers of the Car Show said: “The original idea for the car show came from Shirley Brown who wanted to raise money and help beat cancer after the loss of her husband, Ken. Each of our organisers have lost family or friends though cancer, so when Shirley suggested a charity, we brought along our classic cars as an extra element and the classic car show was born!”