Steam engine will be on show at resort

THIS huge showman's engine will be one of the highlights this weekend of one of Felixstowe's most popular annual events.

THIS huge showman's engine will be one of the highlights this weekend of one of Felixstowe's most popular annual events.

The steam traction engine delighted children at the town's Kingsfleet Primary School as they got to see it working first hand.

Chris Bannister, of Gosford Way, Felixstowe, has brought the engine to the resort to take part in the historic vehicle run on Sunday , which kicks off the resort's summer season of special events.

He was not sure the vehicle would make it in time for the full run from Ipswich to Felixstowe, and so plans to join in the run as the cars reach High Road, Trimley St Martin, and then display the engine on the prom all afternoon.


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More than 500 vehicles will take part in the event run by the Ipswich Transport Museum in partnership with Ipswich Buses.

The line-up will leave Christchurch Park at 11.30am and around 20,000 people will see them during the afternoon at Felixstowe.

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The occasion kick-starts Felixstowe's spring and summer season of events which it is hoped will attract big crowds to the resort.

Highlights include the carnival, hot rod and street car rally, Art on the Prom and the Xtremefest music and extreme sport day.

FASTFACTS: Felixstowe's big events 2009

May 3: Ipswich-Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run

May 4: Rotary Road Races

May 10: Suffolk Ride Motorcycle Show

May 22/25: Felixstowe Spring Fair

May 23/31: Felixstowe Drama Festival

July 4/5: Felixstowe Fuchsia Festival

July 5/12: East of England Tennis Championships

July 11: Trimley Carnival

July 18/19: Felixstowe annual flower and produce show

July 25/26: Darell's Weekend at Landguard Fort

July 26: Xtremefest

August 8: Felixstowe Carnival

August 29: Hot Rod and Classic Vehicle Rally

August 30: Art on the Prom

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