Merton rally's link with history

MORE than 100 vintage vehicles are entered for the second Merton Vintage Car Rally and Summer Fayre on Saturday, July 18. Since the first successful event the word has spread and entries have been received from North and South Devon and Cornwall. As wel

MORE than 100 vintage vehicles are entered for the second Merton Vintage Car Rally and Summer Fayre on Saturday, July 18.

Since the first successful event the word has spread and entries have been received from

North and South Devon and Cornwall.

As well as the vintage vehicles, there will be another link with history when the event is opened by Colonel M W F Maxse, vice-president of the Exeter branch of the Coldstream Guard Association.


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This will continue the village's Monck 400th anniversary celebrations, marking the life of General George Monck, who lived in Merton and founded the Coldstream Guards.

During the day there will also be the Streetz Dance Group, police dog display team, police helicopter, fire service safety display, Winkleigh Morris Dancers, stalls, fairground rides, bouncy castle, an art exhibition and a chance to ride on the old Merton school bus!

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