A host of vintage tractors and steam engines rolled into West Bay last weekend.

West Bay Vintage Rally returned after a two-year absence to Melplash Showground with a selection of vintage vehicle parades, ring displays, steam engines and market stalls.

The rally, first held in 1979, saw two-days of sunshine as it welcomed visitors to the event organised by West Dorset Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Club (WDVTSEC).

Wendy Beaven, treasurer and company secretary for WDVTSEC said: “The event went extremely well, there was a very good turnout of both exhibitors and the general public.

“It was very successful because it is one of the first ones in the area and people haven’t been out in such a long time.”

The annual event returned to West Bay after two years of cancellations due to the pandemic welcoming back exhibitors and visitors, as well as local food and drink vendors who were also present at the event.

A vintage auction took place on day one of the event with agricultural machinery and nearly 800 lots of collectables, garden machinery, farming kit and tools on offer.

The costs of the event have increased this year but Ms Beaven still believes that they should raise a good amount for charity.

In recent years, the club has been able to donate over £62,500 to local charities and community projects.

Money raised this year will go to local organisations that helped at the rally as well as local Sea Cadets and Scout groups.

West Bay Vintage Rally changed locations in 2013, relocating to the Melplash Showground after being held at Brit Valley Meadows.