A fly-past by the RAF’s last Dakota C-47 was the icing on the cake at another fantastic Lymm Historic Transport Day which attracted an estimated 8,000 visitors to the village.
But the fly-past, captured by local photographer Darren Moston was just one of many highlights, too many to mention, at the now annual event which has become one of the top attarctions in the annual calendar.
Put on by a dedicated team of the volunteers, co-ordinated by event founder Alan Williams, there was something for everyone.
Traction engines, vintage and classic cars an an iconic E-type Jag with the registration plate 77 RW helped set the pulses racing.
The immaculate 1961 E type Jaguar open two-seater. But this is not just any E type is the original testbed vehicle that was historically driven through the night to the Geneva motor show that year where it caused a sensation.
The E-type’s looks were simply stunning while its performance was unbeatable.
Today the car is on permanent loan to the Jaguar Daimler Heritage Trust thanks to the generosity of long-term owner Michael Kilgannon.
Just occasionally 77 RW will grace a show or special event including, recently, Pippa Middleton’s wedding.
As well as the show opening parade through the village there were old working boats on the Bridgewater Canal, including those from the Boat Museum at Ellesmere Port, who travel for up to three days to take up their position as part of an incredible display of Lymm’s unique history.