It was hot, hot, hot at Hilgay for the annual weekend vintage and country show. Pictures: Kevin Elfleet

The heat proved a bit too much for some potential visitors to Hilgay Vintage and Country Show.

Villager Peter Bates, one of the event organisers, said attendances were down on last year and he blamed the scorching temperatures.

“It was a bit too hot really,” he said.

However, although proceeds raised were still being counted earlier this week, the 12th annual two-day show still looked set to have raised more than £4,000.

“We’ve got a few bits and pieces still to come in but we will be way over the £4,000 mark. It was still worth doing for £4,000,” said Mr Bates.

The bumper weekend included displays of an array of vintage vehicles including agricultural, motorcycles and steam engines.

There was a variety of trade stands and Mr Bates said the refreshment tents seemed to do well because of the heat.

A dog show was held on the Sunday and there were also rides and attractions for the younger visitors.

Money raised will go towards the upkeep of the village church and also village amenities.

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