Woodvale Rally's - Woodvale Transport Festival
Photograph by Patrick
THE Woodvale Transport
Festival took place over 21 June to 22 June 2014 on the
beautiful Victoria Park, in the heart of Southport. This
festival was in its 3rd year at this location, since the
Rally had to move from its
former home, at RAF Woodvale, over fears about asbestos,
but what had once been a possible issue for the Rally's future
has now resulted in opportunity. Sadly, this year’s show did not
have flying displays, but what it lacked in one area, it made up
for in spades, with plenty of good music, trade stands, and
exhibits ranging from classic cars and military vehicles,
through to model railways and model boats. Duke of Lancaster's
Regiment, 156 Regiment RLC along with the 75 Engineer Regiment,
also attended the show, offering insights in to the world of
UK's armed forces. If that was not enough to take in, the event
had lots of side events, like dance shows, via Sereno School of
Feet, whose performances
were amazing. That is not forgetting the Crazy
Bears, who again returned
to entertain the kids... along with talented and hilarious
Laurel and Hardy
who kept the adults on their feet. Many also rested on the grass
and watched the free Punch and Judy shows... But many thought
the 2 biggest highlights were the barking antics of the West
Lancs. Canine Centre (WLCC),
whose dogs preformed some amazing tricks. The other big draw was
the display of skill by Stunt Rider Steve
Colley, who possessed
motorcycles that we mere mortals would find impossible, left all
amazed and in awe. The photo and video pages in this issue have
some highlight video footage of his show on it! Sadly after
problems beyond the control of the Rally organisers the 'Wall of
Death' was not located in the showground this year, but that was
more than made up for by the diversity of the rest of the show
and its atmosphere. The evening, after the public left, Coast
Radio carried on the music
for the traders and those camping on the site. This was a very
well run event this year and a credit to all who took part along
with the town. It did have a few hiccups, but to be honest, what
show doesn’t? If you are looking to exhibit your vehicle or
vehicles, or if you have any activities or trade stands to
display, then do get in contact with the event, as 2015's event
that will run over 20 June to 21 June will be a big one and the
place to 'THE' exhibit in the North West...
You can see Part 1 of our photograpic coverage and also some
video footage of the 2014 show that we have taken by clicking
now! More will be added to next week’s edition as well.
Roll on 2015, as we cannot wait to see what is install for us
all next at the Rally!
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B.O.A. 70th Anniversary
video footage we have taken at
the 70th BOA events this year in
Liverpool has now been fully
edited is available to buy, on a
DVD, from our Online
on Mersey Reporter very soon.
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