THE 37th Steam and Vintage Rally was organised by the members of the Three Cocks Vintage Society who seem to improve the show every year.

The weather was perfect and the lovely Wye Valley views were enjoyed by everyone - especially those who took a trip up in the helicopter.

The chairman in his opening remarks paid tribute to the late vice president Mr John Lloyd and to the late Mr Brian Kite who had passed away quite recently. He thanked the members who had set up the show working hard all the previous week. He introduced the president Cllr James Gibson-Watt who praised the society and wished everyone an enjoyable day.

The main parade commenced with the steam traction engines followed by all the moveable vintage exhibits through out the afternoon. There were two displays by the Black Mountains Falconry and a superb display by Mr Rich Goodwin who performed high - energy manoeuvres in his PittsS2S Muscle Biplane. The crowd were enthralled by his dare-devil stunts!

The stilt walkers were an unusual feature and were followed around by the children. They also enjoyed chasing bubbles produced by the 'bubbleologist' and riding on the fairground. The trade stands and the car book were busy and visitors were fascinated by the other displays of all descriptions whilst listening to the music provided by the old fashioned fair organs.

The highlight of the day for the children is their tug-of-war when they attempt to pull a steam engine. They always lose but they are rewarded with sweets!

The 38th rally will be on August 12, 2018 when the society hope you will support them again