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Bygone motoring festival revs back into Diss

PUBLISHED: 09:07 13 September 2019 | UPDATED: 12:48 13 September 2019

The Diss Heritage Transport Fayre. Chris and Pati Sheppard with their 1968 Ford Crayford Corsair, one of only ten left on the road.

The Diss Heritage Transport Fayre. Chris and Pati Sheppard with their 1968 Ford Crayford Corsair, one of only ten left on the road.

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Heritage comes on four or two wheels with a host of vintage vehicles set to fill Diss town centre this year for a fifth time this weekend.

Heritage Transport Fayre in Diss. August 6 2017. Photo by Photo Elite in Diss.Heritage Transport Fayre in Diss. August 6 2017. Photo by Photo Elite in Diss.

Diss Heritage Transport Fayre takes place on Sunday, September 15 featuring some classics of bygone motoring around the Heritage Triangle and on the Market Place.

About 100 cars and 50 motorcycles of all vintages will feature, including some early models including a 1935 Leyland fire engine owned by Bressingham Steam Museum and the Dad's Army fire engine.

One four-wheeled highlight will be an Astahl, the oldest car on the day, built in 1906, and the only known example of this model.

The Diss Heritage Transport Fayre. Beer festival and food and wine tasting in Cobb's Yard.The Diss Heritage Transport Fayre. Beer festival and food and wine tasting in Cobb's Yard.

The popular event has this year been moved to September to coincide with the national Heritage Open Day celebrations.

Organiser Peter Hyde said: "Last year's event was a great success and this year we intend to make it even better.

"This year the fayre falls within the National Heritage Open Days week, and so we have a great opportunity to fill up the town centre with our classic vehicles, and show off our motoring heritage."

The vehicles, including motorbikes, will be stationed in the triangle from 11am to 5pm. There will be a pop-up garage near Diss Corn Hall.

Not only will the town be full of vehicles but there will be foods from throughout the century and live music from local acts The Market Hillbillies, Diss Ukaholics and Daisy and the Continentals.

Vehicle owners are encouraged to wear suitable dress, to match the era of their motors, and prizes will be awarded to those whose period costume.

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