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What’s on: Nailsworth Transport Fair

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The first-ever Nailsworth Transport Fair is taking place this Sunday. 

Beginning at 10.30am and continuing throughout the day, it will feature an incredible range of vehicles, from a 1920s locally-built ‘Hampton’ to state-of-the-art electric cars and bikes.

Organised by the Nailsworth Chamber of Trade & Commerce, the day will include market stalls selling local food and drink, handmade gifts, and entertainment. Nailsworth CAN (Climate Action Network) is organising the electric and sustainable aspects of the event.

“A transport fair is a perfect way to demonstrate how vehicles have changed over the years and a great place for visitors to ask questions of experts on sustainability,’ said Sarah Martin of the chamber.

“The aim is for people to have a fantastic time, but also to show how action on climate today will help make positive differences.”

Among the classics will be a sidecar manufactured by the Baughan company based in Stroud from 1921-37. Alongside vintage vehicles, an electric car and bike show – with information on other environmentally friendly products – will demonstrate transport and sustainability at their most compatible.

In an action-packed finale, the Motorcycling Club, celebrating its 120th anniversary, will be ending a three-day trial, at Nailsworth Bus Station from 20 pm. More than 100 motorcycles and cars are taking part in the event. The competitive section of the trials will be held from 2 pm on Wood Lane, above the King George V Playing Fields.

Other entertainment will be provided by Nailsworth Silver Band and Suzie Wadley & Megan Strachan. Shoppers can enjoy a local food and craft market, with face-painting for children.

“We see the fair as a way of sharing upcoming projects, and for members of the public to contribute their own ideas, too,’ Sarah Martin said.

“We all need to start making choices that will help the planet, and ensure a healthy present and future for our children.”

Nailsworth Transport Fair will run from 10.30 am-6.30 pm in the town centre.

More information is available from nailsworthcan.org

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