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Visitors transported back in time at heritage transport fayre


By Newsdesk Diss


Joshua Vincent with Austin J40 pedal car from the 1960's. ..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography.
Joshua Vincent with Austin J40 pedal car from the 1960's. ..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography.

Visitors to Diss took a step back in time last weekend, as almost 100 classic vehicles parked up in the town’s streets.

Back for its fourth year, the event was organised by the Heritage Traders Group and was the biggest to date.

The Heritage Triangle, Mere Street and the Market Place were lined to a colourful collection of vintage vehicles.

These included classic cars, vintage commercial vehicles, bygone public service transport, motor cycles, bikes, and even pedal cars.

“We set out what we wanted to achieve,” said Peter Hyde, the event’s organiser.

“The day had a great atmosphere and overall went very well.”

Sarah Hyde in an Austin Devon van 1954
Sarah Hyde in an Austin Devon van 1954

Vehicle owners were encouraged to wear suitable dress to match the era of their motors. Period perfect motorists were awarded prizes.

The Corn Hall also got in on the motoring action with a super classic event, featuring the DeLorean made famous by the Back to the Future film series.

Pattie and Chris Coslett in their Ford Crayford Corsair
Pattie and Chris Coslett in their Ford Crayford Corsair

“The DeLorean was a knock-out and it was nice to have the Corn Hall involved,” added Mr Hyde.

“The fayre is growing every year. Some vehicles didn’t turn up because of the poor weather forecast, but the conditions held out and we had about 90 on display.”

More than 100 cars from the 1920s to the 1980s 80s including a Delorean, at the Corn Hall
More than 100 cars from the 1920s to the 1980s 80s including a Delorean, at the Corn Hall

* For two pages of pictures from the event, see this week's Diss Express, out now.



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