GEARING UP FOR A GREAT SHOW at Woodvale Transport Festival Southport

Woodvale Rally 2011

A fun-filled, affordable weekend is promised for all at the Woodvale Transport Festival at Victoria Park this weekend (June 21and 22).

Back by popular demand is the thrilling and original ‘Wall of Death’ Ken Fox Troupe World Tour.

This unique show first appeared in the UK in 1929. Today there are only two Walls of Death, which are one of the last great live shows travelling today. Ken Fox is recognised as the World’s leading Wall of Death rider and has numerous television appearances to his credit, including Heartbeat and You Bet.

International motorcycle stunt rider Steve Colley will also thrill the crowds. The three times world, British and Italian champion, from the Isle of Man, will be performing two stunt filled shows on both days.

Show-goers will enjoy a fun-filled weekend with attractions including rides, giant slides, craft and food marquee, water boats for adults, car boot, flea market, martial arts displays, look-a-likes, Morris dancing, reptile marquee, land train, and numerous trade stands.

There will also be the usual classic and vintage cars (main competition on the Sunday), car clubs, model trains and boats, stationary engines, classic and vintage motorcycles and clubs. This year £250 will also be up for grabs for both the best-dressed car club and motorcycle club stands.

The festival will also offer free entertainment for children with The Crazy Bears, Punch and Judy, circus skills and balloon shaping. In addition a larger animal petting area has been included and also back this year is the popular dog display team.

Members of the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, the infantry regiment of the North West, together with 156 The Royal Logistics Corps transport regiment, and the 75 Engineer Regiment will be on the showground and camping out on both days.

Also entertaining the crowds throughout the weekend will be a selection of bands including Mike Byrne and the Sunrockers, the Mississippi Jazz Band and in the bar marquee is The Mona Lisa Twins, Sue Raymond Band, The Skinners, Stuart James, Amiee Flannagan, Gabby Ofuyu, Tony James (singer & fire eater) and Jacqui Lewis,

Laurel and Hardy look-a-likes will also be spotted around the showground performing magic tricks.

A picnic area will also be located next to the bandstand and the Rotary Club will run the bar. Dogs are admitted.

Other good news is that free parking will once again be at Princes Park, where admission tickets will also be sold.

Tickets cost £5 a day for adults, £2 for children aged 6-16 and the under 5s are free. Dogs can attend too.

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