In pictures: Thousands turn out for Shropshire Truck Show

Reality star Joey Essex and EastEnders actor Jake Wood were among the visitors when the Shropshire Truck Show made a triumphant return to the Oswestry Showground.

In pictures: Thousands turn out for Shropshire Truck Show

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The family event has become the largest of its type in the region, featuring a showcase of the truck industry alongside family entertainment.

Hundreds of trucks were on display as well as the latest trucking accessories, while audiences were wowed by Moto Stunts International motorcycle display team performing in the main arena.

There was also a fascinating insight into what happens in the aftermath of a crash, with accident recovery demonstrations from the Llanymynech-based Enfield Recovery Services. 

Speaking on the second day of the Truck Show, organiser Jason Lunn said: “We’re thrilled at the number of trucks we’ve got this year, we’ve got all the latest ones on show and lots of operators and drivers looking at them.

“Most of the the trucks are from the local areas as well, a lot of them have Shropshire and North Wales on them,” he said.

“On Saturday we were slightly up on last year, but today it’s absolutely rammed – we’re up to our third car park full as we speak and all the hotels in town are full.

“We do have Joey Essex here today, but it can’t all be about him!”

The Only Way is Essex and I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here star arrived fashionably late due to traffic yesterday, but made up for it appearing in the main arena and signing autographs at the trade stands, as did soap star Jake Wood, best known for playing Max Branning in EastEnders, on Saturday.

Mr Lunn said for the first time the show was offering a scholarship to one lucky person interested in becoming a HGV driver, backed by sponsors Towergate Insurance.

While trucks from the newest models to vintage examples were lined up outside, indoors a miniature scale version of the show was taking place.

Members of the National Association of Road Transport Modellers from all over the country had come to display model trucks of various scales.  

On the trade stands Shropshire firms were having a good weekend, said Gareth Jones, of occupational health company Ryminster, which provides driver licence medicals for HGV and bus drivers and has its HQ in Shrewsbury.


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