Military display at vintage show

Glenavy and District Vintage Club Chairman and Secretary with the organizer of the portrush model show.
Glenavy and District Vintage Club Chairman and Secretary with the organizer of the portrush model show.

A military vehicle display will make a guest appearance at Glenavy and District Vintage Club’s annual indoor show on April 1 and 2.

The exhibition, which boasts something for all the family will include a range of vintage, classic and modern tractors as well as agricultural implements, classic and vintage cars, motorbikes, lorries and stationary engines.

Visitors can also expect to find model displays, auto jumble, craft stands and much more. The two day show will take place at Danescroft Equestrian Centre in Lisburn with proceeds going to Southern Area Hospital Services.

One of the organisers, Danna Heron said: “We’ve looking forward to welcoming lots of old friends back on what will be our 14th year of running the show as well as showing visitors who are coming for the first time to display or just spectate.

“The event promises to be a good family day out but will also help to raise vital funds for a charity close to our hearts. Model displays a combine display North Down Model Club and lorry display.

“This year the theme is ‘from muck to money’, so we’ll have displays with anything to do with muck and dung spreading - anything from a wheel barrow up to a slurry tanker. It’s something we hadn’t really seen done before so we wanted to give it a go.

“And in terms of machinery, we’ll have vintage -anything from first tractors made; from Massey, Ford, and Nuttfileds right up to the models that just came out last year.

“We will also have a working crane there ad will be running a ‘guess the height of the crane’ competition and a raffle.”

Last year, the event raised £1,000 for Northern Ireland baby charity Tiny Life.

The show will be open on Friday 4pm to 10pm and Saturday from 10amto 4pm.

Exhibitors are welcome to bring displays from 2pm on Thursday until 3pm on Friday or before 9.30am on Saturday.

Admission £5.