MORE than 3,000 visitors are expected to go back in time at the annual Selwood Steam and Vintage Rally at Southwick later this month.

Organised by the Selwood Steam and Vintage Preservation Society, the rally is being staged on land at Bradley Road, over Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 25-27.

Gates are open at 10am and around 1,000 visitors a day are expected to make their way through them during the event, which usually attracts steam and vintage enthusiasts from far and wide.

Show director Shannon Anstis said: “Selwood Steam and Vintage Rally is a fantastic day out for all the family, proudly supporting and fundraising for CLIC Sargent.

“The Selwood show is a non profit-making and friendly event held to display an extensive range of nostalgic exhibits, most of which can be seen working.

“Featuring up to 150 steam engines, tractors, military vehicles, vintage cars, commercial vehicles and so much more, Selwood Steam and Vintage Rally celebrates the golden era of steam and machinery.

“There is plenty to see and do at the rally including fun fair rides, craft and trade stands, live entertainment, steam trailer rides and much more.”

Mr Anstis says the 2019 show will build on the successes of last year’s event and should feature attractions including steam traction engines and rollers, both full size and miniatures.

There will also be displays of classic motorcycles, vintage cars and tractors, vintage commercial vehicles and working agricultural machinery.

For wartime enthusiasts, there will be a collection of military vehicles and WW2 re-enactors in period uniforms including Tommy Und Jerry and Wiltshire Home Guard.

There will also be stationary engines and woodworking craft displays.

Admission is £8 (adults), £6 (OAPs) and £4 (children over five years). A family ticket is £20.