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Tinsel Tractor Run: Dozens take to the roads and draw in the crowds

32-mile route from Holmfirth attracts big crowds

Tractor drivers drew the crowds with their annual Tinsel Run.

Some 46 drivers brought their tractors to Holmfirth on Sunday for the big charity drive.

And there were large crowds at the Crown Bottom start and along the 32-mile route which took the drivers through country lanes to villages such as Oldfield, Netherthong, the Woodhead Pass, Penistone and New Mill.

“People just love to see old tractors,” said Lorraine Morley, who organised the run with partner David Osborne.

“We had lost of children come out to see us as well as people living along the route who had wanted to know what time we would be driving past.

“We even had lots of motorists stop in laybys along the way to get out and wave”.

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This year’s run was the second, after an inaugural effort in the snow of last December proved a big hit.

Tractor-owners from as far afield as Wigan, Wakefield and Barnsley descended on Holmfirth.

They enjoyed sunshine and blue skies as the rain stayed away.

“People really made an effort, with tinsel and Santa on many of the tractors”, said Lorraine.

“And we managed to collect £300 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society”.

The charity was chosen by Lorraine because her daughter, Joanne, 31, has the condition.



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