Vintage vehicles on land and air

MORE than 376 vehicles and 30 aircraft are set to take part in Little Gransden s air and vintage vehicle airshow on August 27. Just eight years ago only 12 vehicles took part in the event which is now in its 14th year. The show, in aid of the BBC Childre

MORE than 376 vehicles and 30 aircraft are set to take part in Little Gransden's air and vintage vehicle airshow on August 27.

Just eight years ago only 12 vehicles took part in the event which is now in its 14th year.

The show, in aid of the BBC

Children in Need Appeal 2006, will feature a four-hour flying display starting at 1.30pm.


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The aircraft taking part will include a Messerschmitt 108, Spitfire, Mustang, Lancaster and a Hurricane.

There will also be a range of vintage cars and motorcycles, military vehicles, tractors, lorries and public service vehicles on display.

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Cambridgeshire police's new helicopter and the East Anglian Air Ambulance's up-dated helicopter will also be on display.

There will also be a tribute to John Jordan, who was the director of Jordan Cereals in Biggleswade. Mr Jordan kept aircraft at Gransden.

Last year £8,000 was raised, but it cost £14,000 to put on the event.

Organiser Dave Poile said it was becoming "increasingly harder" to run the event.

"We are not making enough money to cover costs. Health and safety rules and new laws mean we cannot advertise events on the road-side which makes it more difficult every year," he said.

If anyone would like to help with sponsorship, call Mr Poile on 0773 0091132. Gates to the event will open from 10am-6pm, admission is £10 (adults) and £5 (senior citizens and children). For more details visit the website at www.littlegransdenshow.co.uk

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