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Transport Festival packs village

1st August 2011 @ 7:07am – by Audlem Webteam
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The village was packed; the playing field full and the canal as busy as it's ever been in generations – yesterday's Audlem Transport Festival was a resounding success.

ASET, the Audlem Special Events Team, pulled off another big Audlem day and the crowds flocked in. Alongside the Transport Festival, down on the canal, Peter and Christine Silvester of the Mill Shop had organised one of the largest gatherings of historic boats in the country – see separate story this morning.

The parade through the village saw each car, commercial vehicle, tractor, motorbike or bicycle greeted warmly and, we've heard, some younger passengers in the cars felt like Royalty with all the cheers.

Down on the canal, the twenty four historic boats were an amazing sight. The boat crews all appeared to be having a wonderful time and all those that Audlem Online spoke to said they would be back next year.

And visitors from afar were equally impressed. Jill Richards says: "My Husband Andy and I came up from Nottingham this weekend to stay with relatives, and attended the Festival of Transport.

"Just like to say well done to all organisers and participants, we had a lovely day. Very well organised and enjoyable. Congratulations."

Our thanks to Phil Baker for acting as Audlem Online photographer and sending such a selection of fine photos. We will publish many more over the coming days – more are in the Galleries (Events). 

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