WITH the ploughing matches just over, we’ve had the first vintage day of the season (that we know of), the annual event organised by the Derryhennett Vintage Club, at Madden School House, Madden Road, just outside Keady.
With weather conditions ideal, there was a good turnout of spectators and exhibitors. And there was plenty to see, with an array of stationary engines, vintage cars, tractors, motor cycles, a craft fair, and music from the ‘Singing Trucker’ Stephen Beckett.
The event raised over £900 for the Southern Area Hospice.
There was also a competitive element, with the William Irwin Memorial Shield for the Best Engine Display going to Derryhennett vice chairman Daniel Hawthorne. The Joe Stanghan Cup for the Best Tractor was awarded to Lester Chambers, and the Ian Clark Trophy for the best car to David Johnston.
Derryhennett Vintage Club would like to thank Madden School House, Mervyn Hawthorne for the use of the land, the exhibitors, stall holders caterers, spectators and everyone who helped in any way to make the event a success. Next up for the club is the annual road run on the first Saturday in September.
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