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Rising costs forces Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally to come to an end after nearly 40 years





A classic train event has been cancelled for good after nearly 40 years.

Organisers of the Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally announced on its Facebook on Tuesday (February 20) the event would be coming to an end.

Rising costs and continuous changes of health and safety rules are said to be contributing factors, as claimed in a letter to exhibitors from chairman D.G Macdonald.

The Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally is coming to an end after nearly forty years. Photo: istock
The Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally is coming to an end after nearly forty years. Photo: istock

In an emotional statement, organisers said: “It is with regret that we announce the ending of Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally.

“The Lincoln rally itself has been running for 38 years including the Covid years where no rally was held.

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“Needless to say it has been a very hard decision but we feel the time has now come to bow out.

“Thank you to each and everyone of you for your continued support over the years.

“Be it exhibitor, stall holder, helper, organiser or visitor we couldn’t have held the rallies without you.”

The event takes place on the Lincoln Showground each year and sees over 1,500 exhibitors display steam engines, vintage vehicles including motorcycles and tractors.

It also raised money for local charities.

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