Thousands flock to Dartford for annual steam rally

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Thousands of steam enthusiasts flocked to Dartford for the town's annual steam rally.

Visitors stepped back in time as Central Park was filled with steam engines and vintage vehicles for the event on May 10.

The rally is held to celebrate the achievements of Cornish engineer Richard Trevithick who worked in Dartford and is buried in the town.

An array of multi-coloured conveyances headed up East Hill to lay a wreath on Richard Trevithickメs memorial stone at St Edmunds Pleasance.

The event was organised by Dartford Council in partnership with Trevithick's Industrial Dartford and the Dartford Remembered Facebook group.

Council leader Councillor Jeremy Kite, said: "It was great to be able to support such a fantastic event that is put on for the people of Dartford to enjoy for free.

"Everyone who attended was fascinated by the steam engines and vehicles and enjoyed discovering more about the town's more recent history and heritage in the Dartford Remembered marquee.

"I'm sure Richard Trevithick wouldメve been proud."

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