Steam stars stop traffic
STARTED by engine enthusiasts 37 years ago, the annual May Bank Holiday Sellindge Steam Special has grown into one of the premier countryside events across southern England. This year organisers are planning to make it bigger and better than ever, with additional attractions including bungee jumping, a line-up of more than 80 bands, and exotic food from around the world on offer at the three-day event. All the profits from the event go to charity, with the Pilgrims Hospice being one of the major beneficiaries. On Saturday, two of the show’s star veteran engines stopped the traffic as they did a slow run through Sellindge along the A20 to Stone Street. Show founder Les Birch, 87, led the 10-mile trip aboard Story Teller, and was followed by his son David on Banshee.
For more information about the event, call 01304 828990 or e-mail sellindge email@example.com