Slideshow: Vintage vehicles rev
up Ilkeston crowds

Vintage vehicles and visitors packed out Ilkeston Market Place on Sunday for a heritage event organised by the Erewash Partnership.

Cars, buses, lorries, motorbikes and more all parked up in the town centre and wowed the crowds as hundreds flocked to check out the horsepower on show.

Cllr Geoffrey Smith, Erewash Borough Council’s lead member for regeneration and planning, said: “Our congratulations to Erewash Partnership for organising this second show, an event which shows the ongoing commitment to promote our town centre by bringing people together for outdoor events for all the family.

“This show was an outstanding success last year and was back by popular demand and it didn’t disappoint.

“It offered nostalgia for older folk and lots of fun and a taste of travel from yesteryear for the young – a great family event.”

The inaugural event was held last year and this year’s renewal was even bigger, with more than 150 classic vehicles on show. It also featured an award for the star of the show, a range of stalls and displays, music from Ilkeston Brass Band and a barbecue, put on by the town’s Rotary Club.