A NUMBER of roads in a Herefordshire town centre will be closed this weekend as a major event gets underway.

Bromyard Speed Festival returns to the town on Sunday for the first time since 2019, and the event will showcase some of the most impressive cars from the past 70 years to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee year.


Featuring a whole host of classic cars and motorbikes, right through to those from the present day, the speed festival will also be hosting Vampire – the car which holds the British Land Speed Record, but also which almost claimed the life of Richard Hammond.

Hereford Times: The 'Syndicate' behind the record-breaking Vampire jet car with Richard HammondThe 'Syndicate' behind the record-breaking Vampire jet car with Richard Hammond

Now restored by a group of car enthusiasts from the local area, the car will never be raced again, but its jet engine will roar into life later in the afternoon on Sunday.

Road closures for Bromyard Speed Festival

To allow the event to take place, Herefordshire Council has agreed to a number of road closures.

These closures cover the heart of Bromyard town centre.

Market Square and Twyning Street, which links Broad Street and Rowberry Street, will be closed from 3pm on Saturday until 9pm on Sunday.


Then on Sunday, from 8am until 9pm, High Street, Broad Street, Cruxwell Street, Church Lane, Rowberry Street, Pump Street and New Road will all be closed.

Church Street and the B4203 Stourport Road will then be closed from 3pm until 6pm.

Bromyard and Winslow Town Council's car parks in Tenbury Road and Rowberry Street will also be closed on Sunday.