OWNERS of vintage vehicles and adorable dogs got the chance to show them off at a show in Aldbourne.

The Doggy Day and Classic Car Show held in the village near Swindon on Sunday attracted huge crowds of people who enjoyed a day out in the summer sunshine.

Long lines of gleaming classic cars parked up on the grass and their drivers eagerly answered questions from motoring enthusiasts.

The dog show had special categories to praise pups who had been rescued and rehomed, as the event often fundraises for animal rescue charities.

This year, the money will be going international to help transport dogs and cats out of Ukraine, and will be supporting Aldbourne Memorial Year on its 100th anniversary.

Swindon Advertiser: Ann Sandford and Lisa Davies at the Aldbourne Doggy Day and Classic Car Show.Ann Sandford and Lisa Davies at the Aldbourne Doggy Day and Classic Car Show.

Ann Sandford organises the show every year with help from Lisa Davies, though the pandemic cancelled the 2020 and 2021 events.

The 67-year-old said: "Everyone was glad to be back out, the amount of cars here was amazing and it was really nice to see so many villagers.

"It took months to organise but gets bigger and better each time, with more and more people attending. I love people being so happy and smiley.

"We have a fabulous team of volunteers who donate money, time and items to make the day possible - we are so grateful to each and every one of you."

Lisa added: "I've been involved since 2015, part of the utter chaos behind it. I think we run on gin and cake!"


Roy Partridge has been collecting cars since the 1960s, ever since his father bought one for him as a 21st birthday present. He spent years restoring a three-litre Bentley and took it around the world, to South Africa and New Zealand.

His latest purchase, a 1950 Bentley Mark 6 with an aliminium and ash frame, has been repainted black and light grey from its original cream and metal colours.

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The 83-year-old said: "It's not as easy to drive as the last Bentley as there's no power steering, but once you get it moving, it's OK, it's a nice and comfortable car.

"People love seeing classic cars, we do local shows and talk to other drivers, it's great."

Along with the main attractions, visitors enjoyed afternoon tea or had a peek inside a fire engine - and their canine companions could have a massage or try an agility course.

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