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Sun comes out for last day of the Great Dorset Steam Fair

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: September 01, 2014

  • Dancing with a smile on her face, a member of the Passion Dancers on Dean Organs dance stage at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford, which saw some sunshine yesterday after a few days of rain and thick mud Picture: Steve Roberts

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The sun finally shone and the mud dried up at the Great Dorset Steam Fair yesterday on a glorious weekend at the biggest event of its kind in the country.

Tens of thousands made it to the showground in north Dorset on Saturday and Sunday and were treated to a real spectacle, both in the main arena and among the hundreds of displays around the huge site.

On Friday, a remembrance service commemorating the centenary of the First World War, and for the rest of the weekend the Great War display area of the fair was among the most attended.

Crowds also packed around the main arena where, yesterday, a combination of vintage cars, a motocross display team and the Big Pete Monster Truck Display entertained the audience.

Organisers said the ground, left a bog by heavy rain last week as the event got underway, recovered well and the warm sunshine of yesterday contributed to a bumper crowd.

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