Land Rovers on display at mining museum

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A record number of Land Rover enthusiasts attended the Leafers at t’Pit rally last weekend.

The free event at the National Coal Mining Museum provided fun for all the family including car displays and stalls.

All models of leaf-sprung Land Rovers were displayed throughout the weekend and prizes were given for the judges choice and the best in show.

The weekend camping event, which had more than 100 cars on show, also raised more than £1,300 for the mining museum.

Ian Sanderson, event organiser, said: “The weekend was absolutely fantastic apart from the weather on Monday.

“It was the best rally we’ve ever had. We had record numbers on Saturday and Sunday and people travelled from all over to take part.

“It is organised by a dedicated small team and we are hoping to do it again next year.”

Dr Margaret Faull, museum director, said: “The ‘Leafers at T’Pit’ Land Rover Rally has been an annual event at the museum for some years now, and we are always pleased to welcome the group back.

“We are absolutely delighted that the group has made such a generous donation of more than £1,300 to the museum following their event this year.

“As with many charities, our funding has been reduced over recent years, and donations such as this really help us to continue to keep the history of England’s coal mining industry alive for everyone to learn about and experience.”

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