Leading scientist Colin Pillinger remembered as charity vehicle show is a hit in Croydon
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A vehicle show in Croydon was heralded a great success when £3,000 was raised for church repairs.
About 100 classic cars rolled up to the vehicle show, which also featured the 2003 Beagle 2 Mars Lander prototype and the 2018 Airbus EXOMars Rover prototype.
The Beagle 2 holds special significance for Croydon as villager Colin Pillinger, who died in May last year, worked on the project to send it to Mars.
Event organiser Malcolm Ralph said: “The day went really well. People worked really hard to make it a success. The Beagle 2 exhibition in the Church of All Saints was wonderful. We raised thousands of pounds which isn’t bad for a village of 200 people.” You can find more photos of the event online at sunnysnaps.co.uk.