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Milford Crank Up

Pictured: Organisers Paul Watson and Emma Cranfield along with her parents Sharon and Adrian Cranfield and his 1961 Zephyr Mark II ANL-160307-182729009

Milford Crank Up Pictured: Organisers Paul Watson and Emma Cranfield along with her parents Sharon and Adrian Cranfield and his 1961 Zephyr Mark II ANL-160307-182729009

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The sun shone for the organisers of an event called Melford Crank Up at the weekend.

Paul Watson and his partner Emma Cranfield organised their own vintage rally after the popular Long Melford Vintage Rally had to be cancelled due to a waterlogged field at Melford Hall.

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After being devastated to hear that heavy rain over the past month meant the rally would have to be cancelled, the couple decided not to let the weather spoil the day.

And so as not to disappoint all those who turn out for the popular annual event, Paul and Emma pulled out all the stops to put on an alternative rally called Melford Crank Up and hold it at Long Melford Football Club on Sunday.

Paul said their event turned out to be a great success with lots of people attending and helping out.

Paul said: “Melford Crank Up raised £452 which will be split between Long Melford Football Club and Sudbury Community First Reponders.

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“We were overcome by the support of people, and how many people turned up to help this day to be such a success.

“We would like to thank everyone who came.”

Paul and Emma are usually wardens at the Long Melford Vintage Rally and were really disappointed when they found out it could not take place.

“My partner has gone to the rally for as long as she can remember. Her parents have been exhibiting for 40 years so she doesn’t think she has ever missed one,” said Paul.

Milford Crank Up

Pictured: Tyler (2) and Louis (7) Littleboy with their grandparents Land Rover ANL-160307-182707009

Milford Crank Up Pictured: Tyler (2) and Louis (7) Littleboy with their grandparents Land Rover ANL-160307-182707009

On display at their event on Sunday were tractors, classic cars and motorbikes with a variety of stalls to keep everyone entertained.

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Milford Crank Up ANL-160307-182804009