Organisers of the annual  vintage vehicle rally at Stradsett were overwhelmed with visitors on Bank Holiday Monday and even had to turn cars away.

  The event saw fewer visitors on the wet Sunday followed by unprecedented crowds the following day.

Rally organiser, Gordon Carson, estimated there was around 10,000 people on the field on Monday.

“We owe a few people some apologies. We had to turn around 200 cars away. The Monday was way above what we expected,” said Mr Carson.

“It was amazing and fantastic we had so much support and we thank everyone including the volunteer helpers who had to cope with the extra pressure.”

Mr Carson said traffic was queued on the roads which led to the rally showground and an over-flow car park was also full.

It was the 39th rally organised by the East Anglia National Vintage Tractor and Engine Club. The attractions included a host of vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles and tractors, steam engines, a potato harvesting display, trade stands, fairground rides, catering stalls, live entertainment and displays as well as heavy horses on parade.

Money raised from the event will go to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.