Families flocked to vintage tractor display

The team at Marshall's Yard hosted the centre's annual Father's Day Tractor event on Sunday, June 18, with the addition this year of Respect's Motoring Pageant.
Amilia Parsons with Masie the Marshall's Yard DaisyAmilia Parsons with Masie the Marshall's Yard Daisy
Amilia Parsons with Masie the Marshall's Yard Daisy

Families flocked to Marshall’s Yard to enjoy a day of history, heritage and fun in the sunshine for Father’s Day.

There was plenty going on throughout the day with a large display of vintage Marshall’s Tractors which return to the site every year for the annual event.

Attendees were also able to travel in style with dream passenger rides on offer from Respect’s motoring pageant in a range of classic, prestige and sports cars around Gainsborough and to the Mini display which was also on display in the Market Place.

Visitors made the most of the sunshine and enjoyed listening to musical entertainment while sitting around the fountain area within the shopping centre.

Other activities taking place included face painting and, as this year is the centre’s 10th anniversary, a special history display was also organised as part of the celebrations by the Gainsborough Heritage Centre.

Charlotte Toplass, Assistant Centre Manager at Marshall’s Yard, said: “This was a fantastic day for everyone.

“It is always great to have the vintage tractors visit the centre and lovely to have the sound and the smell of the vehicles which are such a big part of the centre’s history.

“It was particularly special for us this year as we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Marshall’s Yard

“This year we were also lucky enough to be joined by some fantastic vintage and sports cars giving people the chance to have a dream passenger ride.”

Gordon Tulley, Organiser of Respect Drivers Pageant, said: “We were delighted to join Marshall’s Tractors for the day especially after last year’s success of the Motor Pageant at Marshall’s Yard.”