Vintage year for Kelbrook tractor run

A record number of vintage tractors took part in Kelbrook’s annual run on Sunday.

The weather was perfect as 30 retro machines rolled out of the village on a 24-mile route of Pendle and Ribble Valley villages and towns. The event raised a total of £422 for Kelbrook and Sough Village Hall funds.

Kelbrook's annual vintage tractor run

Kelbrook's annual vintage tractor run

The trundle took in Barnoldswick, Twiston, Downham, Barley, Roughlee, Blacko, Foulridge and Colne before drivers returned to Kelbrook for a pie and peas lunch.

Event organiser Graham Wells said: “Thirty is the highest we’ve ever had and we had a few newcomers.

“There were one or two regulars who could not make it, so to get five more than last year’s 25, which was our record, is brilliant.

“The sun shone at Downham, which was ideal, and we stopped and had an ice cream and a natter there.

“The route took us through the ford at Foulridge this year and we have some fantastic photos of tractors going through it with water over the tops of the wheels.

“People have already been asking if it can be on next year’s route too.

“Everybody really enjoyed the day and I would just like to say a thank you to those who took part and helped in any way. It was much appreciated.”