Article by Ian Stanway (IMS Freelance Photography)
After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions, 2022 saw the return of Sandbach Transport Festival on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April.
32 years since the initial launch, it is clear to see that the transport festival is still going from strength to strength.
As during previous years, this year’s festival took place on The Commons car park located in the centre of Sandbach town centre.
The festival caters for all types of visitors from transport enthusiasts to the residents who come out to support their local community. The organisers always make sure that the festival has something on offer that everyone can enjoy.
Upon arriving in the town, visitors to this year’s festival made their way to The Cobbles car park, where there were a variety of vehicles on display.
These included cars both from the classic and modern period, motorcycles, vintage tractors, traction engines, military and modern trucks from local hauliers.
Also on display was a full-scale replica of a World War 2 Spitfire, which has always been popular with the crowds at the previous transport festivals.
Cheshire Fire And Rescue Service were also in attendance and throughout the day talked to visitors about fire safety and what it takes to be a firefighter.
There were also fairground rides, and entertainment including live music. Providing entertainment outside the Military Arms pub this year was Roberts Bakery Band.
1pm saw the return of the popular vehicle exhibitor parade.
This year’s parade left The Commons car park, before heading down the High Street and onto Old Mill Road.
From here, the parade continued onto Congleton Road, before making their way back to The Commons.