Crowds will be flocking to the district over the weekend as hundreds of vintage vehicles and steam engines put on a display.

The annual Corbridge Steam Rally will return to the village’s Tynedale Rugby Club over the weekend, with hundreds of steam enthusiasts expected to turn out over the two days.

In 2018, more than 700 vehicles, from vintage cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles to farm machinery, tractors, caravans and steam engines, were exhibited as the event celebrated its 40th anniversary, so there will be plenty for visitors to peruse.

The rally, organised by the South Tyne Traction Engine Society, has gained a big reputation over the years since it was formed back in 1977. It has been held every year since, with the exception of one year when it was cancelled due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in 2001.

It has grown in size considerably and now offers guests something extra than just vehicles on display. The usual trade and craft stalls have been invited back, and there will be terrier racing too. Corbridge Steam Rally is the flagship event for South Tyne Traction Engine Society, which meets on the first Wednesday of each month at Ovington Social Club.