CAR enthusiasts were out in force as a popular event returned to a historic location in Essex.
Hedingham Castle once again welcomed guests to its annual classic and vintage car show.
The show has been a big event for the castle for several years, and only returned last year after the 2020 event was canceled due to the pandemic.
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Sarah Kershaw, Events Manager at Hedingham Castle, said: “We have a number of events throughout the year but this one is always very popular.
“But we felt this year it was even more popular. There were 350 cars in total, which we invite through agreements with local car clubs and the like.
“Cars were coming from Sudbury, one from Sible Hedingham.
“It was a fun and relaxed family event, which everyone really enjoyed that day.
“I don’t have exact numbers, but it was a steady stream of people, many of whom were coming in for a few hours to look around before leaving.”
Visitors flocked to the castle grounds to get acquainted with a wide range of classic vehicles.
That day there was an array of classic cars, as well as other army vehicles on display.
The Community Policing Team was also on hand to attendees in and around their vehicles, inviting guests to try on their uniforms as well.
The castle is now continuing to plan a variety of events which it is set to host for the rest of the year.
Sarah said: “We have various events, some are on a smaller scale, some are bigger.
“There is the game where we expect around 2,000 every day.
“We have another car event with Porsche Classics at the Château, which is very popular, we expect around 700 Porsches to arrive.
“We have a murder mystery dinner, experience days, a 1950s night coming up, there’s so much going on.
“We appreciate everyone who comes to the events, as we have no funding, it’s a private domain.
“The money goes to maintain this almost 1,000 year old castle, and it’s great to keep inviting people.”