‘Great day out’ at south east vintage rally and haymaking day
The South Eastern Vintage Machinery Club (SEVMC) held its annual vintage rally and haymaking day recently on Sunday, July 9, in Ardattin, Co. Carlow.
The vintage club was holding its 36th annual vintage day, and was also commemorating 100 years of Ford in Ireland at this year’s event.
Funds raised on the day were in aid of Tullow Daycare Centre, a very worthy cause whose mission, according to the centre itself, is “to promote the physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being of the Senior Citizens of Tullow and the surrounding areas”.
There were several main events on the day – a typical pre-1950s haymaking display took place throughout the day with vintage haymaking implements pulled by horses going non-stop. There was also an oat-threshing expo in full swing.
As well as this, a display of timber-chopping with axes was exhibited to show how the job was done in times gone by.
For the children in attendance, the dog show and the pets’ corner proved to be big attractions.
According to Fennelly, the event made for a very enjoyable day out, with a very good crowd in attendance – which was up on last year.
Fennelly added that the club has 58 members and is going strong, but is always looking for new members and new ideas.
Anyone interested in learning more about the South East Vintage Machinery Club can visit its website here.