HUNDREDS OF vintage vehicles descended upon a Flintshire village once more over the weekend as it held its annual show.

The torrid weather didn't dampen spirits as machinery owners travelled from far and wide to a field on the outskirts of Caerwys for the two-day Vale Vintage Show.

Organised by the Vale Vintage Machinery Club, the show welcomed exhibitors and visitors to what was the largest vintage show to date held at Ty Uchaf farm.

Exhibits included cars, motorcycles, pushbikes, horticultural machinery and implements, classic and vintage tractors, commercial vehicles, stationary engines, and classic caravans.

There was also working exhibits which included a trio of Jones Balers, which were once built down the road from Caerwys in Mold until being taken over by Allis Chalmers in 1961.ol

Other exhibits around the field included an Armstrong Siddeley Cheetah engine which was used to power an Avro Anson aircraft.

Guests marvelled at this masterpiece of the sky as it revved up to full power and drew in a large crowd.

Various live demonstrations were held around the field too, including steam wood sawing, threshing and baling and also the Anglesey Hussars whom, along with their Napoleonic army camp, demonstrated live canon firing.

Other military displays included members of the Military Vehicle Trust Cheshire and Merseyside area with a large display of military vehicles - who later received the 'best exhibit in show' award.


The Vale Vintage Show is a fun family event which saw tractor balancing competitions take place and even steam traction engine racing.

There was also a children’s area, plenty of trade and craft stalls, live entertainment and one of the highlights was a fun dog show which was supported by Almost Home Dog Rescue.

A spokesperson for the show said: "The Vale Vintage machinery club would like to thank Elfed and Nerys Thomas for allowing use of their land for the show.

"The club would also like to thank all sponsors, without their continued support the show wouldn’t be what it is today. Also the organising team would like to thank those who attended as exhibitors or visitors over the weekend."