Vehicle enthusiasts gathered in Barrington recently for the village's classic car meet.

Barrington Classics is held on the first Friday of the month from April to October, and also on New Year's Day.

Earlier this month, dozens of classic vehicles were on display on the village green - which is 22 acres long and is said to be the largest village green in Europe.

Royston Crow: David Seymour with his 1954 Land Rover at the Barrington Car MeetDavid Seymour with his 1954 Land Rover at the Barrington Car Meet (Image: Clive Porter)

Families and car enthusiasts gathered to welcome the vast array of vintage cars, commercial vehicles, military trucks and bikes on display.

At the June gathering, the event's founder and village resident Monty Gowding entered his unique 100-year-old 'Bullnose', built with a sliding door at the centre of the rear side.

Monty explained that he had always been interested in classic vehicles and decided to start the Barrington event, but relinquished his management role in 2015 after it became too much for him. The event is currently organised by Tom Huntley.

Royston Crow: Luke Searle and his 1929 SunbeamLuke Searle and his 1929 Sunbeam (Image: Clive Porter)

Monty said: "It has been growing into quite a large-scale event over the years, and I wanted more time to attend to my own fleet of classics.

"I'm glad that someone else has taken over and that it's still flourishing."

The event frequently displays a mix of cars, including everything from VW Campers to Ferraris, as well as a pre-war Rolls Royce and an MG Midget.

Other classic cars displayed at the event included a 1929 Sunbeam, which attendee Luke Searle inherited from his grandfather seven years ago.

Royston Crow: Martin Holmes in his 1959 TriumphMartin Holmes in his 1959 Triumph (Image: Clive Porter)

Luke said: "I was determined to keep the vehicle in my family because of the fond memories of my grandad."

Another heirloom on display was a 1979 Ford Escort Mk 1 commercial van, which had belonged to resident Pete Mallett's family business since it was new.

Royston Crow: Pete Mallett and his 1979 FordPete Mallett and his 1979 Ford (Image: Clive Porter)

Larger vehicles such as trucks, tractors, buses and off-road vehicles are not included in the car meet because of the risk of damage to the village green.


Chris Wood, manager of the Royal Oak pub on the green, reported that both bars were doing "quite a boisterous trade" during the event, and added that "it was good to see people enjoying themselves".