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Issue:- 26 April  2012

Riverside Steam Rally 2012
Report by C Trollope

ONCE again the Annual Riverside Steam Rally took place on Saturday, 22 April and Sunday, 23 April 2012. It is now one of the local events of the year, especially for steam buffs. It was once more at Riverside Holiday Park, Mere Brow, so there many campers visiting, but also there were an enormous number of other visitors, all of whom seemed to be really enjoying themselves. The forecast rain was not heavy, nor continuous, so the grassed ground was mud free with plenty of sunshine on day 2, despite the weather forecast.

In the fields, occupied by the show bordering the camping site, there was so much to see, and do, with every exhibit and stall sensibly grouped in their own specific areas. Extremely pleasant stewards, mainly volunteers, in the car park, at the pedestrian entrance and round the show ground, guided and helped the visitors. The many exhibitors were only too pleased to talk about their machines.

The photographs show some of the interesting exhibits of steam vehicles; a working steam thrashing machine; a 1930/40’s. Post office van with mail for delivery; miniature steam vehicles being driven around the show; refreshments, hot and cold, even some alcohol; then among the various stalls, clothing, and memorabilia were available; live music in a marquee; classic vehicles and trailers; plus a fair ground fun fair.

All of the foregoing was to help raise money for the many various local charities. At the time of going to press, it was believed to be in the £25,000 area. Well done, everybody, once more, for a wonderful day. Thank you, those who organised this super event; it seems to get better each time, so we all look forward to the next one.

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MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information following a fatal RTC involving a pedestrian in Formby, on Sunday, 22 April 2012. At about 2.30am a silver Ford Focus was travelling along the Formby Bypass towards Liverpool when it was in collision with a 17 year old female. Paramedics attended the scene and the female was taken to hospital where she was unfortunately pronounced dead. The driver of the Ford Focus stopped at the scene and is currently helping officers with their enquiries. The area was cordoned off to allow collision investigators to examine the scene. At this time officers are working to establish the full circumstances of the incident and are keen to speak with anyone who may have seen the victim prior to the collision. The victim is reported to have been Abbey Walker and was described as being white, 5ft 6 ins tall, wearing a brown leather jacket and carrying a bag at the time of the collision. An investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is underway and Police would like anyone with information is asked to contact them via calling:- 0151 777 5444.

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