Vintage fun at Claragh Bridge

Members of Claragh Bridge vintage and classic club at Watson's blacksmith shop, near Castlewellan, getting ready for the 12th Claragh Bridge vintage rally and agricultural show which takes place on July 25. Pic: Cliff Donaldson
Members of Claragh Bridge vintage and classic club at Watson's blacksmith shop, near Castlewellan, getting ready for the 12th Claragh Bridge vintage rally and agricultural show which takes place on July 25. Pic: Cliff Donaldson

The 12th annual Claragh Bridge Vintage Show will be held on Saturday 25th July.

Building on the success of previous years, this show is sure to be one of the best days out for vintage vehicle enthusiasts and a great family fun day.

For those who like to see vintage tractors and cars there will be an impressive selection on show. The registration forms have been sent out, however if you have a vintage car or tractor and would like to enter the show, vehicles can be registered on the day.

For those looking for a fun day out there are activities to suit all ages.

In the main hospitality marquee there will be various demonstrations from flower arranging to soda bread making. The craft village with various stalls is sure to work up an appetite and in the hospitality marquee there will be a selection of homemade stews, sandwiches and sweet treats.

There will also be a numbers of stalls and vans in the outside food village with seating available.

For the little vintage show people there is a free bouncy castle. This year organisers are also adding a bouncy slide and rodeo bull to the line up of activities. There will also be face painting and a magic show.

Donkey rides will also be available as there will be two donkeys at the show looking for small jockeys.

For the big farmers there are the vintage tractors or steam engines and for the carpet farmers there will a farm model display.

There will be a number of side shows to keep everyone entertained including the popular tug ‘o’ war.

One of the show’s named charities this year, Diabetes UK NI, will be carrying out free risk assessments in the marquee and giving advice and information.

There is are a number of exhibitors, stalls and something of interest for everyone attending. Claragh Bridge Vintage Club looks forward to welcoming everyone on the day.