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Crowds turned out in their thousands for the 2018 Parson Drove Custom and Classic, Car, Bike and Trike Show.

Parson Drove car show....Corinne Greatholder. (3067600)
Parson Drove car show....Corinne Greatholder. (3067600)

Once again the mega event, which saw camping pitches sold out three weeks before the show, saw a high quality turn out of vehicles of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Parson Drove car show..Kat Boswell and Harry Brass. (3067598)
Parson Drove car show..Kat Boswell and Harry Brass. (3067598)

This year, as with years gone past, all money raised will be shared between the village playing field and village hall and both the emergency services: Magpas and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Parson Drove car show....Carol Jarvis and Ernie Weighell. (3067605)
Parson Drove car show....Carol Jarvis and Ernie Weighell. (3067605)

So far more than £13,500 has come in with more money to be added to the total, but Gavin Booth, spokesman for the show, said it is likely the amount raise this year won't reach last year's grand total of £15,000 as organisers have spent more on entertainment.

Parson Drove car show....Roy Hamilton and Carol Hamilton. (3067604)
Parson Drove car show....Roy Hamilton and Carol Hamilton. (3067604)

One of the big attractions was the Stunt Monkeys who wowed the crowds with their motorcycle display.

There were also children's rides, side stalls and other attractions as well as live music.

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Parson Drove car show. (3067597)

This year the show's founder Roger Reader,who has been running it for the past 12 years, took a back seat announcing he is retiring and handing the reins over to new volunteers. He was given a loud round of applause for all his efforts over the years in building the show into one of the biggest of its kind in the area.

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Parson Drove car show. (3067596)

Gavin added: "It was a fantastic day, we may have been a few down on numbers because of the Wimbledon and the World Cup finals, but it was still a great turn out and we raised a lot of money for our charities. We will also be giving several smaller donations to other local organisations such as Wisbech Lions,who help out on the day."

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Parson Drove car show. (3067599)
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